Rome Newsroom, Sep 15, 2020 / 08:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
A 51-year-old priest was found dead from knife wounds Tuesday near his parish in the city of Como, Italy.
Fr. Roberto Malgesini was known for his devotion to the homeless and migrants in the northern Italian diocese.
The pastor died in a street near his parish of the Church of St. Rocco after sustaining several stab wounds, including one to the neck, around 7 a.m. Sept. 15.
A 53-year-old man from Tunisia admitted to the stabbing and turned himself in to police shortly afterward. The man was understood to suffer from some mental ailments and was known by Malgesini, who had let him sleep in a room for the homeless run by the parish.
Malgesini was the coordinator of a group to help people in difficult situations. The morning he was killed, he was expected at a breakfast for the homeless. In 2019, he was fined by local police for feeding people living under the portico of a former church.