Monday, 3 April 2017

Bishop Collapses At The Altar During Pope Francis' Open Air Mass In Italian Region

A Bishop collapsed during a special Mass in a northern Italian region devastated by an earthquake in 2012.

Bishop Claudio Stagni collapsed just yards from where Pope Francis was saying an open air Mass in Carpi, northern Italy.

Thousands of people gathered on the streets of Carpi street to say an open-air Mass five years since the magnitude 6.1 and 5.8 quakes toppled churches and national monuments. The main cathedral in Carpi only reopened last month after a five-year rebuilding project to repair damage

The pontiff told worshipers the successful rebuilding project could inspire other Italian towns hit by quakes