Vatican City, Apr 26, 2021 / 11:02 am
Pope Francis on Monday met with a community of Poor Clare nuns, whose abbess died when the roof of their monastery collapsed in an earthquake in 2009.
The cloistered nuns were able to return to their monastery, located in the hilltop town of Paganica in central Italy, in March 2019.
Ten years earlier, the 5.9 magnitude quake, with an epicenter not far from the nuns’ property, caused the monastery roof to collapse, seriously injuring two nuns and killing Abbess Maria Gemma Antonucci.
More than 300 people died in the earthquake, Italy’s deadliest since 1980.