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Dioceses of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) have been asked to pray for the full recovery of Cardinal Kelvin Felix who has been hospitalised with Covid.

In a January 8 message to his brother bishops, Archbishop Gabriel Malzaire of Castries asked for prayers for Cardinal Felix, who was hospitalised at the Dominica – China Friendship Hospital in Roseau since January 4. Fr Thaddeus Mama, the Parish Priest of Soufriere, where the Cardinal resides, indicated that he was experiencing weakness in his limbs and loss of appetite.

“On being taken to the hospital he was diagnosed with Covid-19, which necessitated isolation. I have been receiving daily reports from the hospital indicating gradual improvement and regaining of appetite,” said Archbishop Malzaire, President of the AEC.

Archbishop Malzaire, who is also the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Roseau, arrived in Dominica on Friday, January 6, but was unable to visit Cardinal Felix until Monday, January 9.

“I brought him Holy Communion and administered the Sacrament of the Sick. While he was still on the ventilator, reports from Fr Mama who had been visiting daily and from the hospital staff indicated marked improvement from when he was first admitted.”

Born in Dominica, Cardinal Felix will celebrate his 90th birthday on February 15. Pope Francis made the former Archbishop of Castries a cardinal February 22, 2014.

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