, together with relatives, on arrival he stopped in tears in front of the white coffins of his daughters, their names are engraved on the sides. In the book of memories, outside the church, there are many sentences full of affection and emotion. A friend wrote: “
Have a good trip angels
“, another:” You will always be my sunshine “.
The parish priest: “Enormous pain, we will not allow ourselves to crumble” –
“The pain is enormous, evil seems to have won. We almost whisper, because we feel very small, we whisper, to every heart and every life, especially to dad Vittorio and mum Tania, we whisper that good is stronger than evil. The pain we will live it together we will not allow ourselves to crumble “. This was said by the parish priest of Castenaso, Don Giancarlo Leonardi, in a passage from the homily at the funeral of Giulia and Alessia.
The archbishop of Bologna: “It seems that everyone has a word to say and there are many teachers” –
At the opening of the celebration, the parish priest also read a message from the archbishop of Bologna Matteo Zuppi. “Since Sunday – said the priest – we have seen the chronicle of a tragedy, we have gathered readings, rereadings, judgments: a shouting that has created an echo of reactions. It seems that everyone has a word to say and that there are many teachers. Alessia and Giulia’s family from Sunday we see an infinite pain, the risk is falling into the abyss in cynicism. Papa Vittorio calls it the ‘tunnel’. What is the truth? What do we see today with the eyes of the heart? We see two daughters Alessia and Giulia, wanted, grown up, loved and cared for. We see a father who built his work with talent and lived for his daughters. We see a mother petrified by grief and we see a sister Stefania who acted as a mother and friend, they are his words, to Alessia and Giulia. We see a generous family where everyone is united “.
“The souls of Alessia and Giulia are inhabited by God” –
“Alessia and Giulia in their youth were given trust, esteem, freedom and autonomy. A responsibility was asked. They were living the freedom of love, desires, the great dreams of life. Those two hearts, those two souls they are inhabited by God: I see God in them. Alessia and Giulia scream today, we whispered, they shout to our world of adults and to our world of adults they shout that we must believe in them, that we must not simply deliver judgment, suspicion , but an estimate must be delivered “, said the archbishop of Bologna.
Alessia and Giulia Pisanu’s family: thanks for the closeness in pain –
“Thanks to everyone, to all the institutions, to the Church and to the community. Thanks to all those who with all the sweetness are making us feel closeness in this moment of immense pain”. This is the message from the family of Giulia and Alessia Pisanu, read at the end of the funeral in the church of the Madonna del Buon Consiglio in Castenaso (Bologna), the town where the two sisters aged 17 and 15 lived when hit by a train at the Riccione station. The message was read by a priest, Don Francesco Vecchi. At the end of the ceremony, long applause from the many people present in a packed church. When the coffins were brought outside, white heart-shaped balloons were thrown into the air.