This initiative, along with the donation of the ambulance and medical supplies, exemplifies Pope Francis's teaching that faith must manifest in tangible acts of mercy

This initiative, along with the donation of the ambulance and medical supplies, exemplifies Pope Francis's teaching that faith must manifest in tangible acts of mercy Photo: Limosnería Apostólica

Pope Francis donates third ambulance to Ukrainian hospital

The newly donated ambulance will be instrumental in aiding rescuers and providing emergency care to the wounded. During this mission, the Cardinal, representing Pope Francis, will also inaugurate the «Saint John Paul II Rehabilitation Center» in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyy.

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(ZENIT News / Vatican City, 06.25.2024).- Pope Francis continues to demonstrate his solidarity with those affected by the war in Ukraine through concrete acts of support and compassion. For the eighth time, the Pope’s Almoner will travel 3,000 kilometers north of the Black Sea to the Zboriv district in the Ternopil region, delivering crucial medical aid to the Central Hospital.

This mission includes the donation of an advanced ambulance, fully equipped as a mobile reanimation center, alongside a substantial supply of essential medicines provided by the Vatican Pharmacy and the Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic Pharmacy.

Ternopil has been a critical point for receiving numerous convoys of civilians and soldiers fleeing the intense conflicts near the Russian border. The newly donated ambulance will be instrumental in aiding rescuers and providing emergency care to the wounded. During this mission, the Cardinal, representing Pope Francis, will also inaugurate the «Saint John Paul II Rehabilitation Center» in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyy. This center is dedicated to providing comprehensive physical and psychological rehabilitation for those who have suffered war-related trauma.

Built with contributions from pontifical foundations such as Aid to the Church in Need and the Papal Foundation, this rehabilitation center, like others supported by Pope Francis, is open to everyone, regardless of faith, nationality, or background. It aims to offer care not only to combat victims but also to their families, supporting Ukrainian families through these challenging times.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski will inaugurate the Saint John Paul II Center in the final days of June. This initiative, along with the donation of the ambulance and medical supplies, exemplifies Pope Francis’s teaching that faith must manifest in tangible acts of mercy, akin to the Good Samaritan who tended to the wounded man left on the roadside.

These compassionate gestures are intended to pave the way for mercy and forgiveness, reminding the world that faith is not abstract but actively engages in alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable and marginalized.

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