Monday marked International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), “a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.”

In a tweet, expressed his closeness to children suffering from cancer, and entrusted their care to the Virgin Mary.

In 2018, Pope Francis visited the children’s cancer ward of the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, better known as Padre Pio’s hospital. Photos of his visit are below:

 

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