2014-09-13 09:50:00

Pope Francis prays at the Austro-Hungarian Cemetery of Fogliano di Redipuglia

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis prayed silently at the Austro-Hungarian Cemetery of Fogliano di Redipuglia on Saturday morning, during the first stop of his morning trip to north-eastern Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. It is near the Italian War Memorial of  'Redipuglia', also known at the Memorial of the 100,000, the site of the second event of the Pope's trip, a Mass for those who died in the war.  Pope Francis' paternal grandfather, Giovanni Carlo Bergoglio fought on this front during World War I, a decade before immigrating to Argentina.

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