Bologna, Italy, Oct 17, 2017 / 02:01 am
They were supposed to be having lunch with Pope Francis.
During his Oct. 1 trip to Bologna, the Holy Father was scheduled to dine with 20 prisoners from a local drug rehabilitation facility, along with refugees and the poor of the area, during a "Lunch of Solidarity" at San Petronio Basilica.
Instead, two of the Italian prisoners shirked their invitation for what they saw as a prime opportunity for escape.
According to Bologna newspaper Il Resto del Carlino, the prisoners escaped sometime during the hour, though it is unclear whether they first ate lunch.