VATICAN CITY (RNS) – An elderly Italian priest who contracted the coronavirus allegedly offered his respirator to a younger patient and died due to the illness late on Sunday (March 23).
But so far, no one can confirm that the story is true.
Neither the hospital or a colleague from the priest’s parish could confirm the news account.
Father Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, was a priest at the Parish of San Giovanni Battista in Northern Italy since 2006. He died this week, one of a growing number of Italians who’ve succumbed to COVID-19.
His town, Bergamo, is among the epicenters of