Papal encouragement for Argentina's President Kirchner after brain surgery
Catholic World News - October 09, 2013
Pope Francis has sent a message of support to Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who has undergone surgery for a blood clot on her brain.
In a telegram to the Argentine leader, the Pope assured Kirchner of “my prayers and closeness.” He invoked the protection of Our Lady of Lujan “to keep your hopes high and to ensure that you can once again return to your daily responsibilities.” He also said that he would pray for the medical staff.
During his tenure as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, then-Cardinal Bergoglio had several public clashes with Kirchner. Their relationship has been friendly, however, since the Pontiff’s election.
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