rome - Pope Francis on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the Italian towns and villages devastated in August by an earthquake. Therefore nearly three hundred people died. The pastor brought solace to the people and prayed with them for the deceased. The Vatican kept his arrival secret until he Amatrice, one of the hardest hit cities, had arrived.
The Pope was the first moment on the medieval bell tower as a sign of hope, is still standing. He then focused using a megaphone to the residents. Francis said he would come immediately had after the disaster, but he wanted no one get in the way or be a burden. ' Immediately I was here merely to say that stand beside you and pray for you. ''
The pope visited include a temporary school shelters from the police and fire and he partook of the midday meal in a retirement center.