Pope sends blessing to new accommodation for family members of sick children

Pope Francis sends a letter of blessings for the new Fabrizio Frizzi Residence in Milan, Italy, which will present cost-free accommodation to family members of sick youngsters from other sections of Italy looking for professional medical therapy in the city’s hospitals.

By Robin Gomes

Pope Francis has despatched his blessing to the laying of the foundation stone of a centre in the outskirts of the northern Italian metropolis of Milan, the cash of the Lombardy location, which will supply totally free lodging to families from other pieces of the place who need to have to hospitalize their little ones in the town for health-related treatment method.

Archbishop Mario Delpini,and Mayor Giuseppe Sala of Milan, participated in a ceremony on Tuesday at the laying of the foundation stone of the new centre. The task is sponsored by the Lombardy regional device of Unitalsi, an acronym for Italy’s volunteer affiliation that organizes and accompanies unwell persons, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and any individual in have to have of assistance to Lourdes and other global sanctuaries.

Home of welcome and closeness 

Pope Francis has despatched a blessed brick of the Holy Doorway of the Jubilee Yr 2000 to Unitalsi Lombarda president, Vittore De Carli, along with a letter that was browse out at the ceremony of the laying of the basis stone.

“My blessing goes to you expensive good friends of Unitalsi Lombarda and to the family members of the kids who will uncover welcome and closeness in the house whose construction you are setting up now, and to all the volunteers and generous collaborators,” the Pope wrote in the letter.

Section of the Unitalsi Undertaking for the Minor Ones, the new residence on the outskirts of Italy’s financial money is named right after the properly-recognised tv presenter, journalist, actor and a terrific pal of Unitalsi, Fabrizio Frizzi, who passed absent in 2018.

Commending Unitalsi Lombarda on its 100 many years previous calendar year, the Pope stated it carries on to operate also at a nearby stage, reworking the pilgrimage to the sanctuaries into “many small domestic pilgrimages” to place itself at the services of the guests of the impending home. 

The compassion of Christ 

In this regard, he recalled the Bull of Indiction of the Jubilee Yr, 2015-2016, in which he wrote that Jesus, on seeing the multitude of exhausted and missing folks without having guidance who were being adhering to him, felt terrific compassion for them. And out of this compassionate appreciate, He healed the unwell who ended up brought to him, and with a couple loaves and fishes He fed significant crowds.

“What moved Jesus in all circumstances was almost nothing other than mercy,”  the Pope wrote. In this context, he stated, the Fabrizio Frizzi centre is a testimony to the enjoy of Jesus for the poorest a reaction to the will need for a welcoming residence, so that dad and mom can are living out the care of their little ones who are hospitalized, in a context of precariousness and new poverty, a testimony to the like of Jesus for the poorest.

A delegation of Unitalsi Lombarda had introduced the system of the centre to Pope Francis in the Vatican, during the General Audience on 17 March.