.- Strolling yesterday evening in the Italian alpine resort of Les Combes, the Holy Father met with the town’s children as well with as a sick woman to whom he expressed the hope of a prompt recovery.
Along with his daily walks, this weekend the Pope will have an x-ray taken on his wrist. The local hospital has provided him portable radiology equipment to monitor the progress of his fractured wrist.
On a different front, Benedict XVI has expressed, through the apostolic nunciature to the Philippines, his "spiritual closeness" to their former President Corazon Aquino, who has been hospitalized in Manila with colon cancer. The Pope sends the former head of State assurances of recollection in his prayers.