Friday, July 24, 2009

"Salut, Salut"

Via the papal spokesman, a moment in Les Combes:
In his daily update, Vatican Press Office Director Fr Federico Lombardi gave a glimpse of one of the more intimate moments of the Pope’s vacation period, describing one of the rare and un-programmed encounters between the Pope and families from the local community.

He described how last night during his usual evening walk, near the village of Les Combes Pope Benedict came upon a group of five children, accompanied by their mothers, with whom he stopped to share a few words. During the course of the conversation one of the children described to the Pope how in winter-time his home in the Rhemes Valley, is covered by snow reaching up to 6 metres in depth, at which the Holy Father expressed his surprise and wonder....

Fr Lombardi also informs that a portable X-ray machine has been brought to the wooden Chalet where the Pope is staying, from the local hospital in the capital town Aosta, to check up on the Holy Father’s progress in recovery.
PHOTO: Reuters