Mrs. Trump visits Brussels children's hospital, art museum

First U.S. Lady Melania Trump at the Vatican's children's hospital.

Bambino Gesu, the first pediatric hospital in Italy, is run by the Catholic Church. "To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an wonderful gift", Trump said in a statement.

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media _ but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. They are also sending their son Barron to an Episcopal school in Washington, D.C.

Melania Trump, the wife of US President Donald Trump, center, poses with Belgium's Queen Mathilde, right, and Gauthier Desteney, the husband of Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel during a group photo for the spouses and.

Melania added in her statement that she will never forget the time she spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit and added that she'd pray for them every day. "The project, which started as a room with four beds, has, over the years and thanks to the efforts of thousands of staff members, reached the point where today our hospital which is owned by the Holy See, is a work dear to the heart of the Holy Father".

Shortly upon landing Brussels however, Mrs. Trump was notified that the young boy would be receiving a heart transplant from a donor. They shared opinions on books, movies and favorite flowers - she said hers include orchids and peonies.

While Melania was at the Bambino Gesù hospital, the president's daughter Ivanka was in Rome's Trastevere neighborhood, where Sant'Egidio has its headquarters.

She also met with women who had been victims of trafficking, whom she called "remarkable women who are testaments to strength, faith and perseverance in the face of unspeakable adversity and challenge".

Princess Diana and Mother Teresa have visited the same hospital, the White House said.

  • Leroy Wright