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First lady Melania Trump visited children’s hospital in Rome

First lady Melania Trump visited children’s hospital in Rome

During the recent presidential tour, Melania Trump visited with children in Bambina Gesù hospital. She spent time coloring and chatting with the kids in Italian, signing casts, and taking selfies. She described the visit as “very moving.” Trump added, “To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an amazing gift.” Prior to the visit, she had written to the Pope, requesting permission to visit the hospital. When they reached Belgium, the First Lady learned that a child she had spoken to at the hospital had received the heart transplant he’d been waiting for, and she tweeted “A little boy who I visited today & had been waiting for a heart transplant will be receiving one!

Melania Trump visits with a pediatric patient awaiting a heart transplant

Bambina Gesù Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric research and care center in Europe, founded in 1869 by the Catholic Church.


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Wanda Pittman

Matthew 7:1

JC Fisher

Very sweet.

I see why story falls under the “First Lady, Melania Trump” tags. I’m not sure I see why there are, per se, “First Lady” and “Melania Trump” tags. Is visiting a children’s hospital an issue of controversy here? I wouldn’t think so. [Though the morality of owning a $50K coat might be! Whether it’s donating it to those in need (Luke 6:30) OR selling it to buy a sword (Luke 22:36)–50-000-jacket-at-g7-summit.html ]

Chris H.

Thanks for commenting, in the future please use your full first and last name – thx, Editor

Why does everything have to be controversy? Is there such a big difference between the Obama’s visiting a mosque or an organization for black boys and Melania visiting a Catholic Children’s hospital? Would you have complained if it was an article about Michelle visiting a Catholic hospital?

I do hope what we wear is not going to outweigh what we do when we are judged in the hereafter. As a percentage of income/wealth is that coat really that much worse than Michelle’s $12-15,000/dress designer wardrobe? Did you complain about the CoE priest who wears Prada? Why is her coat news, but not her visiting the sick?

Bruce G. Kozak

How very true.

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