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Hospital names disabled baby after Pope

Florence, June 6 (IANS/AKI) A baby boy born in Italy with just one limb is being put up for adoption after his migrant parents rejected him. Hospital staff have named the baby Francis, after the pontiff.

Two days after the baby was born, without both his legs and one arm, his parents refused to register him as their son.

Hospital doctors and nurses in the town of San Donato di Arezzo decided to name the boy after the pope.

Reports did not state the nationality of Francis' birth parents, but he is said to be "beautiful" and in excellent health.

A court in Florence will choose an adoptive family for Francis. Meanwhile, he is being cared for by hospital staff, who carry him around in a sling to make him feel secure.



Published Date: Jun 07, 2013 00:45 AM | Updated Date: Jun 07, 2013 00:45 AM

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