AFRICA/CENTRAL AFRICA - Father Norberto Pozzi is to have a second operation in Italy

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 missionaries  

Bangui (Agenzia Fides) - "Father Norberto is on his way to Italy," says Father Aurelio Gazzera, a confrere of the 71-year-old Italian Carmelite missionary Norberto Pozzi, who was injured in a land mine explosion on the Bozoum-Bocaranga road, in the north-west of the Central African Republic (see Fides, 13/2/2023). "Father Norberto is expected to fly from Kampala to Amsterdam today, February 21st, and finally arrive in Bologna tomorrow," Father Aurelio continued.
About the current state of health of the injured missionary, Father Aurelio says: "Unfortunately, he is not well. After a first operation in the UN hospital in Central Africa, our confrere was transferred to Kampala, where the doctors noticed that the foot bone was completely destroyed and the tissue in necrosis and had to amputate his left foot.
Now a new operation with another amputation above the ankle has become necessary. But since the operation is very complicated, a decision was reached to transfer him to Italy". (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 21/2/2023)