67 Italian priests infected with coronavirus dies.
67 Italian priests infected with the virus Coronavirus died since the pandemic hit the Mediterranean country last month, the newspaper Avvenire announced on Wednesday.
The youngest of those quoted in the newspaper affiliated with the Catholic Church was 53 years old.
“Priests get sick and die like everyone else, maybe even more than the rest,” wrote Avvenire.
The newspaper said that 22 of the deaths occurred in the diocese of Bergamo, at the heart of the epidemic, not far from the financial center of Milan.
Pope Francis asked priests “to have the courage to go out and see the sick” as the pandemic intensified across the country on Mark.