Mayor of Ferrara, Italy, Meets Coffins of the Dead from Bergamo

Mayor of Ferrara, Italy, Meets Coffins of the Dead from Bergamo

In a tear-jerking act of kindness, the Mayor of the city of este, Ferrara, Italy,  the Honorable  Alan Fabbri, personally went to the cemetery with a Bugler, to assure SOMEONE -- anyone -- was there to lay the dead to rest in a dignified manner.

As the Italian Army convoy arrived in the Cemetery, the Mayor held up his hand to pause the trucks.  A bugler then played what seems to be the Italian version of "Taps" and then what seemed to be the religious song "Bringing in the sheaths."

With that, the Mayor signaled the trucks to proceed and they did.

None of these dead could have an actual "funeral."  Such mass gatherings are banned due to the coronavirus spread.   Yet, in spite of the present disease hardship, this Mayor took it upon himself, to be there as the dead were laid to rest.    Very classy.


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    Rhonda Doerr · 2 months ago
    My question is why are they in coffins and being buried....? If this is such a contagious virus then why aren't the bodies in body bags being cremated.

    I do know it is against Catholic doctrine to be cremated...and I am sure a majority of these are from Roman Catholic denomination.

    Just a question...
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    Jonathan Weaver · 2 months ago
    made this so we can discuss things on an easier platform!
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    L Miller · 2 months ago
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    Carl Goldsworthy · 2 months ago
    My maternal grandmother was Olgiati from Poschiavo, Italy. Normally she spoke awkward english, but when angry she swore at us kids in Italian full tilt. Scared the crap out of us ! When Dean Martin came on the radio singing "Volare" it got turned up - and kids told to shut up. Listening to Italian women in distress on the TV now somehow reverberates through me.
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    Deborah Cresswell · 2 months ago
    Bringing In The Sheaves -Lyrics

    SHEAF; SHEAVES. shef, shevz - When the grain is reaped, it is laid in handfuls back of the reaper to be gathered by children or those who cannot stand the harder work of reaping (Psalms 129:7). The handfuls are bound into large sheaves, two of which are laden at a time on a donkey (compare Nehemiah 13:15).

    But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. Micah 4:12
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    Jared Passenger · 2 months ago
    I notice the official next to the mayor had his mask down below his nose. Geeze. You would think these people would know by now how to properly wear a mask, especially there.
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    Grim · 2 months ago
    I'm reminded of a quote from one of the world's great literary works, which seems appropriate in this situation.

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. We had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of it's noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
    ---Charles Dickens, from A Tale of Two Cities.
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    Bob · 2 months ago
    What a beautiful act of kindness. May they rest in peace and may God comfort their loved ones.
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    Amanda Linney · 2 months ago
    What a wonderful man. This virus is bringing out the best in humanity.