Rome Newsroom, Jul 15, 2020 / 06:50 am
A lay missionary who was fasting for 40 days in a cave outside Palermo, Italy, says he is returning to his community to share a message of peace and hope with a troubled humanity.
"I am returning with a heart full of hope," Biagio Conte said, according to Catholic news site korazym.org.
"I felt in my heart the good God who invites me to bring this message of peace and hope to this much troubled, much suffering humanity," he explained, adding that he wanted to bring this message "so that this society can improve."
Conte, 56, goes by the name "Brother Biagio" and has worn a Franciscan habit and sandals since the 1980s, though he is not affiliated with the religious order.