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China Makes Donations to Vatican Pharmacy

Director of Holy See Press Office Announces in Holy Thursday Statement

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“In these days donations of health supplies from China have arrived in the Vatican Pharmacy…”

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, revealed this in an April 10 statement.

The Red Cross Society of China and the Hebei Jinde Charities Foundation were the organizations, he noted, that donated “as an expression of the solidarity of the Chinese people and Catholic communities with all those committed in the aid of persons affected by COVID-19, and in the ongoing prevention of the Coronavirus epidemic.”

“The Holy See,” he concluded, “appreciates the generous gesture and expresses its gratitude to the Bishops and Catholic faithful, to the institutions and to all the other Chinese citizens for this humanitarian initiative, assuring them of the Holy Father’s esteem and prayers.”

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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