Visit of Redipuglia by His Holiness Pope Francis

On 13 September 2014, Italian, Austrian and Slovenian mountain soldiers attended the prayer of Pope Francis at the military monument in Redupuglia, remembering the 100th anniversary of the tragic outburst of World War I. Francis the Pope concluded his homily with the following words: 

 “With the heart of a son, a brother, a father, I ask each of you, indeed for all of us, to have a conversion of heart: to move on from “What does it matter to me?” to tears: for each one of the fallen of this “senseless massacre”, for all the victims of the mindless wars, in every age. Weeping. Brothers and sisters, humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep.”