Veteran Italian demonstrator climbs out on dome of St. Peter's
Catholic World News - May 20, 2013
An Italian man climbed out onto the dome of St. Peter’s basilica on Monday, May 20, in a dangerous political demonstration.
Marcello Di Finizio unfurled a banner protesting new European Union regulations, and pleading for help from Pope Francis. He said that the new regulations would endanger his business as a bar owner.
Di Finizio was arrested twice last year in similar demonstrations protesting Italian government policies. Despite his record he was apparently not recognized by Vatican officials as a potential source of trouble when he entered the basilica.
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