Organ Donations Encouraged by Pope

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 7, 2001 ( John Paul II encouraged the work of organizations that promote the donation of organs, when he met with thousands of pilgrims in the general audience today.

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At the end of the meeting, the Pope greeted a large group of pilgrims who belong to the Italian Association of Liver Transplants.

“In thanking you for your visit, dear brothers, I join you in the hope that many other patients will be able to continue to live thanks to a greater number of organ donations,” the Holy Father said.

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