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The Pope asked the papal almoner to distribute ice cream on his name day

The Pope visited Alessano, southern Italy, the birthplace of Bishop Bello, whose Cause was opened in 2007

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‘God surely was proud of your father,’ the Pope said

He prayed that sick people are cared for ‘with the unanimous support of family members, doctors and other medical professionals’

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The Pope also said that everyone should remember the date of their baptism

‘The penitent does not indulge in self-pity for the sin committed, and the priest does not blame him for the evil from which he repented,’ the Pope said