The beatification of Fr. Giovanni Fornasini in Bologna, Italy, Sept. 26, 2021. / Antonio Minnicelli and Elisa Bragaglia.
Rome Newsroom, Sep 28, 2021 / 08:30 am (CNA).
As Allied forces bombed the Nazi-occupied Italian city of Bologna in the fall of 1943, a 28-year-old Italian priest was seen digging through the rubble with a pickaxe desperately trying to rescue civilian survivors.