By Lydia O'Kane, Vatican News

Fr John Waters, a priest in the Archdiocese of Birmingham in the UK, and a collaborator with Vatican Radio’s English Section.

He will be based at Birmingham's temporary National Health Service (NHS) run Nightingale hospital, which has a 5,000-bed capacity facility and is situated in the city’s National Exhibition Centre.

The hospital, which was built in eight days, is due to start receiving patients in the next week, and the Chaplains who are to be based there have already been through their orientation.