Coronavirus: Italian priest dies after giving his respirator to younger patient he did not know

Friar Don Giuseppe Berardelli was described as “cheerful and full of enthusiasm”.

Tuesday 24 March 2020 11:18, UK

Father Giuseppe Berardelli. Pic: Catholic Outlook
Image:Father Giuseppe Berardelli refused to use a respirator his parishioners had bought for him. Pic: Catholic Outlook

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An Italian priest who contracted coronavirus has died after donating his respirator to a younger patient who was also battling the illness.

Friar Don Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, was the priest for the parish of Casnigo, a small village just 40 miles north east of Milan.

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