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Vatican: Homeless Man Laid to Rest at Teutonic Cemetery

Flemish Willy Herteleer, Who Begged for Alms Near St. Peter's Now Buried Among Nobles and Knights

Rome, (Zenit.org) Staff Reporter | 1380 hits

For the first time in history, a homeless person was buried in the Vatican. Willy Herteleer, Flemish by birth but for decades had no place to call hom, lived from alms in the adjacent neighborhood of Borgo Pio. As reported by the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero and confirmed by Father Ciro Benedittini, Vice-Direc...

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