Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2020 / 19:14 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said Sunday that he is praying for a full recovery for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, who both tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, Oct. 2.
“I am praying for President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. May God grant them full healing and may he keep their family safe and healthy,” Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. bishop’s conference, said in an Oct. 4 statement.
“Let us keep praying for all who are suffering because of the novel coronavirus, especially the sick and dying and their families, and all those who have lost loved ones. May God give them hope and comfort, and may He bring an end to this pandemic,” the bishop concluded.
Several other bishops offered their prayers for the president’s recovery on social media.
“As we continue to pray for the full recovery of all those suffering from COVID-19, we now include President and Mrs. Trump and all those recently diagnosed. This news is a sobering reminder of our shared vulnerability, but also our common responsibility for the good of one another,” Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago tweeted on Oct. 2.