Pope Francis Donates Ambulance and Medical Tools to Armenia – Armenia Public Radio
Pope Francis is expressing his affection for the people of Armenia with a gift of medical equipment including a new ambulance, the Vatican News reports.
The Pope’s representative in Armenia, Archbishop Jose Bettencourt, presented the gift on Sunday – a token of the care and concern of the Holy Father.
The apostolic nuncio blessed a gift from Pope Francis for the Catholic hospital “Redemptoris Mater” in the northern Armenian city of Ashotsk.
According to a statement from the Holy See Press Office, the gift consisted of a new ambulance equipped with state-of-the-art mobile medical equipment and respirators to aid Covid-19 patients.
The country’s Catholic health directorate also bought additional medical equipment to test and treat Covid-19 patients.
Several Vatican organizations have come together to facilitate the arrival of the gift from Pope Francis.
The Good Samaritan Foundation, a humanitarian organization that is part of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and the Apostolic Nunciature in Armenia participated in the gesture of mercy.
The Pope’s gift came one day after the Remembrance Day of the Armenian Genocide, which commemorates the brutal murder of countless Armenian Christians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I.