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Homeless man buried in prestigious Vatican cemetary.

 
 
Wilso
 
Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2015 09:49 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-27/homeless-man-buried-in-prestigious-vatican-cemetery/6268316

They claim it's proof of their renewed focus on the vulnerable. My message to the Pope. Your largesse would have been more valuable WHEN HE WAS ALIVE.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 05:36 am
@Wilso,
He finally made it.
The entire Vatican is smaller than the Mall of America so they have to carefully choose their token burial candidates.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 06:05 am
@farmerman,
Actually he was buried (in early January already) in the Teutonic College cemetery within Vatican City State.
And this cemetery is the cemetery of the parish church within the Vatican sate (St. Anna) - so it wasn't the Pope's but the pastor's of St. Anna, Father Bruno Silvestrini, (who had already dedicated the Nativity Scene at Christmas to Willy).
The costs of his funeral were covered by a German-speaking family, the funeral was held in the chapel of the Teutonic Cemetery, and Willy was buried in this old Germanic cemetery on January 9.

The Collegio Teutonico (German College), St. Anna and the cemetery are located in Italy and one of the properties which form part of the territory of Holy See but which are located outside the confines of Vatican City boundaries.)
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 06:34 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:
... by a German-speaking family ...


I just found out why:
visitors are allowed to the chapel at certain times and for the services. The most report to the Swiss Guards and request in German language entrance to the German cemetery or Camposanto Teutonico.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 07:00 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:
The Collegio Teutonico (German College), St. Anna and the cemetery are located in Italy and one of the properties which form part of the territory of Holy See but which are located outside the confines of Vatican City boundaries.)
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