In a tweet on Monday, Pope Francis expressed his closeness with children suffering from cancer.

He called on all people to assist them and make sure helping the weakest is given top priority.

“May the Lord inspire everyone to draw near to those who suffer, especially children, and to put the weakest in first place. I entrust the doctors and all sick children to the Virgin Mary so that with her motherly affection she might look after them. #ICCDay”

February 15th marks International Childhood Cancer Day (#ICCDay / #ICCD2021), the annual day with the goal of campaigning and raising awareness about childhood cancer.

The day encourages support for them, their survivors and families through a host of local, national and international initiatives.

Attention also goes to underscoring the need for universal access to treatments and care for children struggling with cancer.

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