Pope Francis commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI

(AGI) Redipuglia, Sept 13 - Around 10,000 people on Saturdayattended a visit by Pope Francis to the Redipuglia War Memorialin northeastern Italy, commemorating the 100th anniversary ofthe outbreak of World War I. After a visit to the nearbyAustro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano, the Pontiff celebratedMass at the memorial in the presence of religious authoritiesfrom Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, accompaniedby a choir of 180 Italian soldiers. . .

(AGI) Redipuglia, Sept 13 - Around 10,000 people on Saturdayattended a visit by Pope Francis to the Redipuglia War Memorialin northeastern Italy, commemorating the 100th anniversary ofthe outbreak of World War I. After a visit to the nearbyAustro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano, the Pontiff celebratedMass at the memorial in the presence of religious authoritiesfrom Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, accompaniedby a choir of 180 Italian soldiers. . .