In Rio, Franciscan hospital awaits papal visit as ‘confirmation’

By Francis X. Rocca
Catholic News Service

RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) — The week before Pope Francis was due to visit, Franciscan friars and sisters were excitedly preparing the Hospital of St. Francis of Assisi, setting up a refurbished chapel where the pope will pray and rehearsing a hymn they will sing for him.

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