forze armate amen
In September 2017 St. Pope John XXIII - ‘Good Pope John’ of the Second Vatican Council - was declared the new patron saint of the Italian Army.
On February 15th of this year (2018) for the first time in the history of the Italian Military, Archbishop Santo Marcianò, who heads Italy’s military ordinariate, held a service for about 6000 service men and women in St. Peter's Basilica. On that morning I attended the 7am Polish service in order to be inside the Basilica. At the end of the service, St. Peter's was cleared quickly of early morning church goers and members of the military started to enter the church. Instead of leaving I stood outside and shot.
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