Don Giuseppe Berardelli Bio – Wiki
Friar Don Giuseppe Berardelli was the priest for the parish of Casnigo, a small village just 40 miles northeast of Milan. He died in hospital in Lovere, Bergamo, one of the worst-hit areas in Italy.
This was Don Giuseppe Berardelli.
Don Giuseppe was a priest who loved smiles and motorcycles. When he got infected, he let someone else use his respiratory unit. He died of #COVIDー19.
— Laura Ingallinella (@lauraingalli) March 23, 2020
He was 72 years old.
Don Giuseppe Berardelli Died of Coronavirus
An Italian priest who contracted coronavirus has died after donating his respirator to a younger patient who was also battling the illness.
According to the hospital, he refused to use a respirator his parishioners had bought for him and instead gave it to a younger patient he did not know. In an obituary on Araberara, an Italian news website, one healthcare worker said: “He was a priest who listened to everyone, he knew how to listen, whoever turned to him knew that he could count on his help.”
He was one of at least 60 priests who died in Italy this month as the European nation was the epicenter of the deadly pandemic, according to the Catholic News Agency.
“He is a ‘Martyr of Charity,’” New York Jesuit priest James Martin said on Twitter, adding the biblical phrase, “Greater love has no person …”
Martin — an author who edits the Jesuit journal America — said Berardelli was a “saint like St. Maximilian Kolbe, who in Auschwitz volunteered to take the place of a condemned man with a family, and was killed.”
Mayor of Fiorano Statement
Clara Poli, who had been mayor of Fiorano for some years, described the priest as a “great person”.
She told the news publication: “I remember him on his old Guzzi motorbike, he loved his motorbike, and when he was seen passing by he was always cheerful and full of enthusiasm, he gave peace and joy to our communities