From left, Father John Anderson, senior director of mission integration at ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in Manhattan; Mary Moore, supporter of the Mary and Jim White Unit for the Care of People with Huntington’s Disease, named after Ms. Moore’s parents, at the Cardinal Cooke Health Center; Bridgette Nathan, a resident at the Center for Neurodegenerative Care at ArchCare’s Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck; and Aminah Mamah, a certified nursing assistant, are shown at a papal audience at the Vatican May 18 for individuals from around the world with Huntington’s disease.
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Ms. Nathan, a 24-year-old with Huntington’s disease, hugs Pope Francis. “As he embraced me, Pope Francis told me that I’m just as holy as he is. He told me to pray for him. It made me speechless when he said that to me,” Ms. Nathan said.