December 10, 2013
Francis sends hope message to CFK, prays for the president's recovery
Pope Francis has wished President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner a “full health recovery” following the surgery she underwent yesterday at the Fundación Favaloro clinic in Buenos Aires. “I beg you to feel my presence. I guarantee my nearness and prayer,” the ex Argentine cardinal said.
“Cristina, in such these particular times, I wish to make myself present through my prayer for you and your full health recovery,” the pontiff’s message reads as reported by the Vatican official news website.
“Through these words, I beg you to have myself present. I guarantee my prayer and nearness. I ask the Virgin Mary, our Luján Virgin, to give you strength so that you keep your hope and can return to your everyday responsibilities,” Jorge Mario Bergoglio –now Pope Francis- adds and blesses Ms. Kirchner’s family and the medical team that is treating her.
“I do not forget about your relatives in these difficult circumstances, neither of the medical personnel that assists you, begging the Lord to give them light to make their decisions right. Have Jesus bless you and the saint Virgin to take care of you. Sincerely, Francis.”