Pope Francis has shown his love for the people of Armenia with a donation of medical equipment and an ambulance.
The Holy See Press Office said in a press statement the gift included a new ambulance for transporting Covid-19 patients.
The ambulance was presented to the Catholic “Redemptoris Mater” Hospital in the northern Armenian town of Ashotsk by the Pope’s representative.
The country’s Catholic Health Directorate provided additional testing equipment to the hospital.
The facility provides affordable health care services to the local community and is run by the Fathers of St. Camillus de Lellis.
Several organizations joined forces to ensure the Pope’s gift arrived in Armenia.
“The “Good Samaritan Foundation”, a humanitarian agency which is part of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, as well as the Apostolic Nunciature in Armenia, took part in the gesture of mercy,” Vatican News said.
The Pope’s donation came a day after the country marked the 106th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, recalling the cruel murder of thousands of Armenian Christians by the Ottoman Empire.