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Pope meets child-cancer patients

Francis blesses 22 children from Rome's Gemelli hospital

Pope meets child-cancer patients

Vatican City, May 31 - Pope Francis met a group of children battling against cancer at the Vatican on Friday. Francis prayed with and blessed 22 patients from the Pediatric Oncology department of Rome's Gemelli hospital and spoke with each of them one-on-one. The children were accompanied by their parents, hospital staff and volunteers who take them on pilgrimages to holy sites such as Lourdes.

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