The pope even had time to receive Cardinal Bertone. The secretary of state has brought him some encouraging messages from the King and Queen of Spain and from German Chancellor Angela Merkel wishing him well after he fractured his wrist.
During the pope’s daily strolls, neighbors from the Aosta Valley greet him and ask him about his health. One of the children told the pope that during the winter there can be up to six meters of snow on the ground here.
During the next few days Benedict XVI will undergo a full medical examination to see how the injury is healing.