Pope in Sicily to honour priest killed by mafia
Palermo (Italy) (AFP) - Pope Francis visits the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday to pay homage to a priest murdered by the mafia 25 years ago after trying to save youngsters in poor neighbourhoods from falling into their hands.
The Argentinian pontiff’s visit will be brief but is part of a wider campaign he has been waging against organised crime.
He is expected to arrive in Palermo at 10:45 am (0845 GMT) and will say mass, then head to the Palermo parish where Father Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi lived. He returns to Rome in the early evening.
For those interested, a prior article from last year: