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‘Your Generosity Has No Limits’ – Pope’s Handwritten Note to Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital Treating COVID19 Victims

Expresses Heartfelt Gratitude to Everyone at the Infectious Disease Hospital Treating Most Coronavirus Victims in Italian Capital

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In a handwritten note to Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital, specializing in infectious diseases and treating the Italian capital’s coronavirus victims, Pope Francis thanked them for their generosity and expressed his closeness.

The news of the Pope’s letter was communicated on the hospital’s official Twitter account, with a photo of the message, with the caption: ‘the sincere support, the real wish for closeness, and the words of respect and admiration for our work, from the Holy Father, makes us proud…”

In his message, the Holy Father thanked the director for his letter.

“I know,” Francis acknowledged, “all that the doctors, nurses, porters and administrative staff are doing.”

“I know,” he continued, “that their generosity has no limits.”

Francis expressed how he would like to be close to them all at this moment, and thanked them for their living witness.”

Lamenting that it’s not feasible to do a video call, the Pope said: “I would like these lines to make me present among you, to say with you all: only together will we make it.”

Pope Francis concluded, saying: “Thank you, thank you very much!” He then imparted on them the Lord’s blessing.

Anne Kurian contributed to this article

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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': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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