Pope Francis before today’s General Audience met the family of Fr. Roberto Malgesini, who was killed a month ago while serving poor immigrants in Italy. The Vatican Press Office released the following comments by the Holy Father recounting the encounter.

Before entering the hall, I met the parents of that priest from the diocese of Como who was killed; he was killed in his service to help.

The tears of those parents are “their” tears and each of them knows how much he suffered in seeing this son who gave his life in the service of the poor.

Praise the Lord

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