The media published photos of the parish in the center of the Eternal City, where they were held funeral ceremony 44-year-old activists of the Forza Nuova neo-fascist movement. After their completion, they were paid tribute to her Roman saluteand was placed on the coffin flag with a swastika. Residents of nearby houses photographed it from their windows.
Lasts police investigation in order to identify the participants of the incident he caused a wave of protests.
Vicariate of Rome stated that strongly condemns what happened in front of the parish of Saint Lucia after the funeral and indicated that it was completely done without the parish priest knowing and all the clergy there. It was emphasized in the note that there is a swastika “a terrible symbol incompatible with Christianity”.
Moreover, the diocese of Rome condemned this act as “heavy, offensive and unacceptable ideological instrumentalization “ and quoted the pastor’s words that there was no consent for this.
A separate statement condemning the incident was issued by the parish priest and his deputy, expressing “deep sadness, disappointment and disagreement with what happened.”