Dear Dr. Franco,
I was moved that so many readers of your newspaper want to know how I am spending this last period of my life. I can only say in this regard that, with the slow decline of my physical strength, interiorly I am on a pilgrimage Home. It is a great grace for me to be surrounded, in this last and sometimes a little tiring stretch of road, by such love and goodness that I could not have imagined. In this sense, I also consider the question of your readers as an accompaniment along a stretch. That is why I cannot but be grateful, and assure all of you of my prayers. Best regards.