Hermine Nzotto, the mom of conjoined child ladies who have been efficiently separated in a unprecedented surgical procedure at Rome’s Bambino Gesù hospital in June, writes to Pope Francis, thanking him for baptizing her daughters a couple of days in the past.

By Robin Gomes

Hermine Nzotto wrote a letter to Pope Francis who just lately baptized her twin child ladies.

In her letter, Hermine Nzotto, a local of the Central African Republic (CAR), recounts her life as a “peasant lady from the forest” within the city of  Mbaiki, some 100 km from the capital Bangui, the place her Siamese twins have been born with fused skulls on June 29, 2018.

Hope of Holy Door in CAR

The twins have been transferred to Bangui, the place they have been cared for in a hospital constructed with the assistance of Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital, a Vatican-owned hospital in Rome. The unit constructed within the Central African Republic was a challenge began after Pope Francis visited the war-torn nation in November 2015. 

In Bangui, the hospital made preparations and transferred the mom and her daughters to Rome on September 10, 2018, to see in the event that they might be separated.  On the finish of the third surgical procedure on June 5 that ran for 18-hours, involving some 30 specialists, the 2 ladies, Ervina and Prefina, have been efficiently separated.  They have been baptized by Pope Francis just lately at a non-public ceremony at Casa Santa Marta within the Vatican. 

Throughout his 2015 go to to Bangui, the Pope had launched the Jubilee of Mercy by opening the Holy Door of the cathedral.  That door assumes an added significance for the mom and her daughters, as Nzotto expresses in her letter to the Pope.

Bridge for the needy

“Baptizing my miraculous Mary and Frances by Your Holiness assures me that God is really near the least,” Nzotto writes to the Pope, utilizing the child ladies’ baptismal names. “If tomorrow my daughters are in a position to be among the many luckiest youngsters on earth who go to high school and be taught what I have no idea and which I now need to know, and in the future to have the ability to learn Bible verses to my daughters, then it isn’t a Holy Door that you simply opened in Bangui in 2015, which closed a 12 months later.

Reasonably, she continues, “it’s a bridge that you simply constructed for eternity, which needy individuals like me and other people of goodwill just like the workforce of medical doctors who’re treating my separated inseparable ones can cross”.

Pope is aware of what the world wants

In her letter, the mom of the 2 ladies expresses her heartfelt gratitude to the medical doctors of the Bambino Gesù Hospital, Dr Mariella Enoc, the president of the hospital who organized her switch and the surgical procedure and Dr Carlo Efisio Marras, the pinnacle of the Neurosurgery division, whose workforce “miraculously separated and resurrected” her daughters.

In conclusion, Hermine Nzotto writes, “Prayer is what can unite the individuals of the earth.”  Therefore, she guarantees her prayers to Mary for Pope Francis saying, he who dared to defy mosquito bites and go to the CAR throughout the riot in 2015, is aware of higher than her what to ask of the Virgin Mary for the world.