Gift to the San Rafael Hospital in Madrid
In Madrid, the main place of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain, Archbishop Bernardito Auza handed over to the San Rafael Hospital three respirators for intensive care and medical supplies, as a gift from Pope Francis to the hospital.
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On April 23, the feast of St. George the martyr, Pope Francis, to celebrate his name-day, donated a number of ventilators and medical materials to hospitals in Spain, Romania and Italy, countries particularly affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
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A donation from Pope Francis, that arrived after the announcement of March 27, 2020 in response to the needs of various hospitals from all around the world. In fact, on that date, the Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, announced the donation of Pope Francis of 30 respirators, purchased in the previous days, destined for the intensive care units of the hospital structures that needed them most (for more information, click here).