Back The Guardian ‘Saint Francis’ stays on hunger strike in Italian deportations protest
Search Sections 20 May
Close
Advertisement
‘Saint Francis’ stays on hunger strike in Italian deportations protest15 May 6:01am

‘Saint Francis’ stays on hunger strike in Italian deportations protest

The Guardian
Italian lay missionary takes stand against Matteo Salvini’s hardline immigration policies An Italian lay missionary has vowed to continue his hunger strike after successfully halting the deportation of a Ghanaian man, as he pledged to keep on campaigning against Italy’s hardline immigration policies. Brother Biagio Conte, 56, known as the “new Saint Francis”, has been fasting for 17 days as he attempted to convince the government to reconsider its decision and save Paul Aning, 53, who for the past 10 years had worked as a volunteer at the Missione Speranza e Carità (Hope and Charity Mission) welcome centre in Palermo.
Read full story
 Like Comment
Advertisement
Marketing

Comments

No comments yet...
On the top

Date settings

Today is Monday, May 20, 2019

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept

The Guardian

Close