Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Virgin Mary statue kills parish priest in Italian earthquake

The church in Rovereto, near the Italian city
of Modena.
... From Vatican Inside

A country priest has nothing but his church.

The fact that it is not an architectural masterpiece and is not home to any great works of art matters little to him.

Each statue and piece of furniture represented a piece of the village.

Sixty-five-year-old Father Ivan Martini who had worked for nine years as parish priest of Rovereto — a village near Modena, the area of Italy that has been worst hit by the earthquake — died this morning after his church collapsed on top of him.

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