(Do not expect to read much of this in the mainstream Catholic media regarding this story)
Drama Tuesday 15 September, shortly after 7 in Piazza San Rocco in Como. Don Roberto Malgesini, a priest who has always been committed to helping the least, was stabbed to death under the house where he lived.
The attacker, a foreign citizen, would have already constituted himself to the carabinieri. Also found the possible murder weapon, a bloody knife.
Don Roberto was 51 years old, he would have been killed with a stab in the back. Originally from the province of Sondrio, the priest was shot on the road leading to the church. Some passers-by who noticed the body on the ground called for help, but there was nothing for the priest to do.
On the basis of initial information, it seems that the stabber is a foreign citizen with no fixed abode and psychic problems - the circumstance of the man’s previous psychological problems, announced in a note from the Diocese of Como, has not been confirmed by the checks of the forces. of the order.
The man would now be at the carabinieri barracks. The investigations of the Como Police Headquarters are coordinated by the deputy prosecutor Massimo Astori. Still no hypothesis about the motive.
Vain attempts to help the priest. The bishop of Como, Oscar Cantoni, also arrived in Piazza San Rocco shortly after 8.
This evening, at 8.30 pm, in the Duomo in Como, the Bishop will guide the Holy Rosary. “In the face of the tragedy - reads the note released by the Diocese - the Church of Como is clinging in prayer for its priest Don Roberto and for those who killed him”.