Pope visits neonatal unit, hospice to highlight respect for life

Pope_Francis_visited_the_neonatology_ward_of_San_Giovanni_in_Rome_Sept_16_2016_Credit_LOsservatore_Romano_2_CNA.jpgPope Francis visited the neonatology ward of San Giovanni in Rome, Sept. 16, 2016. Credit: L’Osservatore Romano.

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2016 / 11:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, Pope Francis visited a neonatal hospital unit and a hospice for the terminally ill, stressing the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.

The Sept. 16 visit is the latest in the Pope’s “Mercy Friday” initiatives, to spend time with various groups each month during the Jubilee of Mercy.

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