Rome Newsroom, Nov 7, 2020 / 11:00 am
Pope Francis will meet with families of the victims of the Nice basilica attack, the city's mayor said Saturday at the national memorial service for the victims.
In a speech honoring the Catholics killed in the Oct. 29 terrorist attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, Mayor Christian Estrosi said that he will help fulfill one of the victims' biggest dreams: to meet the pope.
"Dear Nadine … with your husband Joffrey… I will make your biggest dreams come true by going to Rome together with the other families to meet with Pope Francis," the mayor said at the livestreamed outdoor memorial in Nice Nov. 7.
Nadine Devillers, 60, was the first of three victims of a knife attack in the Nice basilica. She was found near the holy water font with a deep throat cut, nearly beheaded.