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The fire-ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, July 13, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for more than 60 people killed in Iraq COVID ward fire

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope assured families of “his spiritual closeness to all affected.” Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on July 11, 2011.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from his hospital balcony

Jul 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his first appearance after having intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of the hospital where... Read more

A get well card for Pope Francis from Giulia, a girl treated in Bambino Gesu Hospital.

Pope Francis and children in hospital exchange greetings

Jul 10, 2021

By Courtney Mares

During his hospitalization, Pope Francis has exchanged affectionate messages with the young patients in the nearby pediatric oncology and children’s... Read more

Pope Francis hospital ship.

'Pope Francis' hospital boat delivers aid to pandemic-hit Amazon

Jul 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A hospital boat named after Pope Francis has been delivering medical aid along the Amazon River as rural communities struggle... Read more

Jude Marie Bannatt, who worked on CRS' emergency health response, walks through a room at St. Francois de Sales Hospital.

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services builds hospital to last

Dec 17, 2018

By Kate Veik

The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not.  Read more

Ohio bishop asks hospital to reconsider rescuing non-compliant abortion clinic

Mar 7, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Hospital leaders should rescind their agreement with the last abortion clinic in Toledo that could save it from closing, Bishop... Read more

Children in Haiti.

Catholics are bringing health care to one of the world's poorest countries

Mar 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the... Read more


Ecuador president apologizes for profanation of hospital chapel

Aug 14, 2013

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has apologized to Archbishop Lorenzo Voltolini of Portoviejo for the profanation of a chapel at... Read more