- Dec 3, 2020
On Thursday Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti was discharged from the Saint Mary of Mercy hospital in Perugia, where he serves as archbishop, after spending roughly 20 days there fighting the COVID-coronavirus.
Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has shown slight improvements in his fight against COVID-19.
After spending several days in the ICU in hospital in Perugia due to complications with the COVID-19 coronavirus, Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, leader of his national bishops’ conference, has taken a turn for the worst.
Perugian Catholics have launched a novena for their archbishop, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, who leads the Italian bishops’ conference and who is currently hospitalized in intensive care after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
While Catholics in Italy are enthusiastic about finally being able to attend Mass after a two months hiatus due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are several other areas of ecclesial life that are still on hold.
As Silvia Romano, a young Italian woman recently released from captivity after spending some 18 months in the hands of Islamic extremists, faces mounting national criticism for her apparent conversion to Islam, Italy’s top prelate has stressed the need to embrace her as a “daughter.”