Pope offers prayers for the soul of Father Roberto Malgesini, “who was killed yesterday morning by a needy person who he had helped. A person who was mentally ill.
I unite in sorrow and prayer with this family and the Como community.” He said .
“And as his bishop said, I give thanks for the witness, that is martyrdom, of this witness of charity toward the poorest. Let us pray in silence for Fr. Roberto and all priests, sisters, lay men and women who work with needy people, discarded by society.”
PopeFrancis Said this at the St. Damaso courtyard during his weekly general audience.