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Pope Francis greets the sick in Paul VI hall

Pope Francis greets the sick in Paul VI hall

Before his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis greeted four hundred disabled and sick people and their four hundred carers from the German branch of the Order of Malta, in the Paul the VI hall.

The Pope thanked them for their visit and empathized with the difficulties they were facing. He said, that being ill was very hard, even despite care from doctors and nurses and medicine, but he stressed, “there is faith”, faith that encourages us…”. The Holy Father went on to say that God became ill for us, in that, “he sent His Son, who took upon himself all our diseases, to the Cross .”  When we look to Jesus and his patience, the Pope added, our faith is stronger.

(from Vatican Radio)

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