Friday, October 2, 2009

Mercedes Sosa Given Extreme Unction

Argentinian folk singer Mercedes Sosa's medical condition has deteriorated substantially. Fr. Luis Farinello, social activist priest and founder of the FundaciĆ³n Padre Luis Farinello, which Sosa had supported, came to the hospital at the family's request this afternoon to pray with the singer and give her the Annointing of the Sick.

Fr. Farinello told the press that the singer's life is now "in God's hands." He spoke for all of us when he said that "we are hoping for a miracle."

The priest reflected on Sosa's life, saying: "Mercedes' voice has always moved us. She is marvellous...We shared many things...Mercedes was always very generous with me and the poor children."

"We prayed with her and I think she heard me perfectly."

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