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

Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday to visit a Rome centre for the blind and visually impaired - ANSA

Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday to visit a Rome centre for the blind and visually impaired - ANSA

31/03/2017 16:53

(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.

31/03/2017 16:53