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Mercy Medical Center holds blessing of the animals

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Mercy Medical Center held a blessing of the animals on Tuesday.

The hospital invited owners and their pets of every kind, including service and farm animals, to receive a blessing.

The event was held to mark the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is celebrated on Oct. 4.

Organizers say they have the event because animals can play a significant role in the recovery of their patients.

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