.- Doctor Juan Baltar, who is the physician for Venezuelan Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, said this week the cardinal is in âdelicateâ health and âcritical conditionâ but that despite suffering from a serious illness âwe still are hopeful he can improve.â
The cardinal is âseriously ill and in critical condition,â Dr.Baltar said, and âanyone who is critically ill can take a turn for worse at any moment; however, that is not what we expect at this time, nothing is imminent. This is a very sick person who still has hope,â he told a local radio station.
âAlthough the illness may be serious and the prognosis may be quite reserved, there is still hope. His condition is not yet irreversible,â the doctor said.