Don Giuseppe Berardelli
72-year-old Don Giuseppe Berardelli, a Catholic priest in Italy, has died of coronavirus after sacrificing his ventilator to a youthful affected person in want.
Italy is presently the worst hit nation by the Coronavirus pandemic, with over 6,000 deaths already recorded, and there nonetheless being over 50,000 lively instances within the nation.
According to the Italian information web site TgCom24, Don Giusseppe Berardelli renounced the respirator that parishioners “had purchased just for him” to ostensibly save the lifetime of a stranger whom he “didn’t even know.”
Taking to social media to report the demise of the priest, John Stone wrote;
“This priest, Suffering from the coronavirus, gave up his ventilator to give to a younger patient and has died. His name was Don Giuseppe Berardelli. He was 72 years old, from Bergamo.”
Speaking with the Italian journal Araberara, a well being employee from the San Giuseppe retirement house stated that they have been deeply moved by Don Giuseppe’s present of Christian religion.
Giuseppe Imberti, the longtime mayor of Casnigo, described him as a person of “great kindness and helpfulness” who faithfully served his neighborhood.
“He was a simple, straightforward person, with a great kindness and helpfulness towards everyone, believers and non-believers,” stated the mayor. “His greeting was ‘peace and good.’ Always friendly and available to the public administration, associations and not only those of the parish.”
“He was loved by everyone, his former parishioners still came from Fiorano after years to find him,” the mayor continued. “But he also had an incredible ability to solve economic problems, to knock on the right doors for help … An archpriest loved by all.”