Italian archbishop survives shooting attempt
CWN - November 07, 2011
Archbishop Giuseppe Betori of Florence, Italy, survived an apparent assassination attempt on November 5.
An unidentified man confronted the archbishop outside his office, shot and wounded the prelate’s secretary, and waved a gun at the cardinal before escaping.
Father Paolo Brogi, the archbishop's secretary, was reportedly in satisfactory condition after surgery to repair an abdominal wound.
Archbishop Betori and witnesses that the gunman said something as he gestured toward the prelate with his firearm, but they could not understand his intent. Police are looking for the man, who is believed to be homeless and emotionally disturbed.
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