"The Pope has been a big brother, the greatest support,” Perugia Cardinal Gulatiero Bassetti said during the TV show A sua immagine.
Bassetti, the President of the Italian Bishops, spent weeks between life and death in ICU after he had contracted Covid-19. Every day, Francis informed himself about Bassetti’s health condition.
When Bassetti finally recovered and was able to answer the phone, Francis told him, “Do you know why you survived? Because there was no place in hell for you.”
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