CNA Staff, Nov 19, 2020 / 12:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A cardinal who is convalescing after he was hospitalized with the coronavirus said Thursday that he was praying for those “still in the moment of trial.”
In a Nov. 19 message, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, urged Catholics to join him in praying for medical staff and patients battling the virus.
“I continue to recommend everyone to continue praying for those who suffer and live in situations of pain. I entrust everyone to the Mother of God, Mary, to intercede for her children,” the cardinal wrote.
Bassetti issued the message as he left Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital in Perugia, where he serves as archbishop, to begin the next stage of his recovery at the Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic, Rome’s largest hospital.
The 78-year-old cardinal was hospitalized Oct. 31 after testing positive for the coronavirus. He was moved to intensive care on Nov. 3.