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Italy’s virus kills priests who bless the dying

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AFP
VIA YAHOO

They
come to bless those suffering the most from the novel coronavirus.
And then, more and more often, Italy’s priests die themselves. The
diocese of Bergamo northeast of Milan appears to have been ravaged
the most by the stealth killer. At least 10 of its priests have died
of COVID-19, the Catholic daily Avvenire reported Thursday. The
deaths, whether of priests or members of their communities, are “so
numerous that it is difficult to count”, the paper wrote. Five
more fatalities were registered in the city of Parma. Still more
virus-related deaths emerged among priests in Brescia, Cremona and
the northern industrial hub of Milan itself.

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