Following the Angelus on Sunday 20 February, Pope Francis prayed for healthcare workers as Italy observed a National Day for Healthcare Personnel.

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for those who have died recently in natural disasters, for consolation for their families, and for support for those who assist them.

The Pope said we must remember the many doctors, nurses, volunteers, and others who stand beside the sick, treating them, making them feel better, and assisting them in so many ways.

Recalling that “nobody is saved alone,” the Pope said, “in sickness we need someone to save us, to help us.”

The Holy Father recognised the “heroism” shown by health care workers during the Covid emergency while emphasizing that their heroism “remains every day.” He then led the crowds in a round of applause, “and a big ‘Thank you!’” for health care workers.

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