2017-03-31 16:53:00

Pope continues 'mercy' initiative with visit to centre for the blind

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday visited a Rome institute for blind people, continuing what he called his ‘Mercy Friday’ initiatives during the recent Jubilee year.

The institute, situated close to the Vatican, cares for 37 adults and elderly residents and offers services to a further 50 children with impaired sight who use it as a day care facility.

A note from the Vatican said that besides meeting with medical staff, volunteers and residents, Pope Francis offered a donation and signed a visitor’s book in the centre’s chapel.

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