Friday, April 10, 2009

Day of Mourning

The flags of the government office building near our apartment are flying at half-mast on this Good Friday, a day that is a somber time for Christian people around the world. In Italy, today has been declared a National Day of Mourning for those who have died because of the earthquakes in Abruzzo. Throughout this week our thoughts and prayers have been focused on the aftermath of the quakes in the region that is 60 miles NE of Rome. (The Pope has even has even granted a dispensation so that funerals can take place today, something that is normally not done on Good Friday.)

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