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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"

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

  • Sky News

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

He died in hospital in Lovere, Bergamo, one of the worst-hit areas in Italy.

According to the hospital, he refused to use a respirator his parishioners had bought for him, and instead gave it to a…

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