As the Russian invasion of Ukraine disrupts routine medical care in much of the country, the Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome has stepped into the breach to assist children in need of treatment.

Around 50 children have arrived from Ukraine to the Pope’s hospital – 19 of whom are hospitalized – to receive quality care.

Pope Francis visited the group of Ukrainian children, along with all other patients in the Vatican’s pediatric hospital, on Saturday afternoon, according to the Holy See Press Office.

The children are receiving treatment for various pathologies, including in the oncology and neurology departments.

“The Pope stopped in the rooms, and visited all the little ones present, before returning to the Vatican,” said the Press Office statement.

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Source: Vatican Press Office

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