A story of selfless devotion to duty and high courage has come to light following a recent atrial bombardment of Turin. when 28 parish churches and 20 religious houses suffered in the serious damage caused. • Cottolengo Institute was one of the structures hit, and reports from America tell that the chaplain of the institute supported the caved-in roof of a shelter until a number of infirm persons who had sought refuge there were able to escape. Then the priest himself perished in the fall of the roof,
The latest bombardments of Italy, it is noted, have caused the destruction or grave damage of many artistically and historically important churches in Naples, Bologna and Genoa, where many churches previously spared were hit.