Pope to host lunch for poor and visit hospitalized children during Christmas season
NITIATIVES OF THE HOLY FATHER OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD
VATICAN CITY, 14 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced two initiatives of the Holy Father over the Christmas period.
In the atrium of the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall at 1 p.m. on Sunday 26 December, the Pope will offer luncheon to people assisted by the various Roman communities of the Missionaries of Charity, to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday 5 January, eve of the Epiphany, the Holy Father will visit children in Rome’s Gemelli hospital. He will bless a new centre for the care of children with spina bifida and participate in the distribution of presents to the young patients.