Pope visits cardinal injured during Christmas Eve incident
Catholic World News - January 11, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI visited Cardinal Roger Etchegaray in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Friday evening, January 9. Cardinal Etchegaray is recovering from a broken hip that he suffered during the confusion that broke out when a woman leapt over a crowd barrier to confront the Pope during the procession before Mass on Christmas Eve.
After the short conversation, Cardinal Etchegaray—who required a hip replacement—took a few steps to accompany the Holy Father to the door. The French cardinal, who is 87, expected to be released from the hospital next week.
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