Holy sites hit hard by Italian earthquake

Sunday's earthquake hit the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months. Although it was bigger than an Aug. 24 earthquake that killed almost 300 people, no-one died on Sunday, but there was huge damage.


Weakened by repeated powerful jolts in recent weeks, many of the churches, monasteries and chapels in Norcia—a town in the Italian regon of Umbria—were completely wrecked.


"We thought it was the end of everything," said 74-year-old Sister Maria Raffaella Buoso, sitting on a bench outside the walls of Norcia after being evacuated from the Monastery of the Poor Clares of Santa Maria della Pace.


פרסום ראשון: 10.30.16, 20:00