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Pope gives award to Italian obstetrician-missionary

Vincenzo Pinto, AFP

Posted at Mar 28 2019 03:56 PM

Pope gives award to Italian obstetrician-missionary

Pope Francis pays homage to 85-year-old Sr. Maria Concetta Esu (left) giving her a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Wednesday. Sister Maria Concetta Esu, of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Joseph of Genoni, is an obstetrician who assisted women with their childbirth to some 3,000 infants during her 60 years of missions in Africa, where the pontiff met her during his trip to the Central African Republic.