Mexico City / 02.22.2021 15:53:46
Cardinal Emeritus Norberto Rivera Carrera his health continues to progress favorably after having been infected with covid-19 and being hospitalized, reported the Archdiocese of Mexico.
« This morning our Archbishop, His Eminence, Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes informed the Presbytery, in the Lenten retreat, that Mr. Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop Emeritus, continues to evolve favorably in his state of health, » the church reported.
Through a statement, Alan Téllez Aguilar, chancellor of the archdiocese, assured that the Catholic Church has the hope founded, that soon Norberto Rivera will return home to fully recover.
On January 16 it was reported that Norberto Rivera was hospitalized after catching covid-19Days later, he was intubated due to complications and 15 days later he was extubated.
On January 20, in an interview with Ciro Gómez Leyva, Hugo Valdemar, a former spokesman for the cardinal, said that Norberto Rivera’s health improved markedly after he received the last rites.
“From the extreme unction, an improvement was noticed, we are confident that Cardinal Norberto Rivera will have a speedy recovery, yesterday we had encouraging news about his health. We were afraid for his life. Fortunately he was able to give spiritual help. After that he has had a very significant improvement ”, indicated Valdemar.