Slain Italian priest was victimized because of his charity, bishop says
Catholic World News - March 05, 2014
An Italian priest who was beaten to death was saluted by his bishop as a “discreet martyr of charity.”
Father Lazzaro Longobardi was found dead near his parish church in Sibari on March 3. Local officials believe that he was murdered by someone who had pressured the priest for money.
Father Longobardi had devoted himself to the poor, especially immigrants, in his community, said Bishop Nunzio Galantino of Cassano all’Jonio. The bishop said that “the sad truth comes to the surface of a death due to the infinite goodness and trust in others.”
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