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Pope to Pilgrims: Pray for Italian Journalist Who Died Suddenly Covering WYD in Krakow

58-year-old Vatican Expert of RAI Was Found Dead in Her Bed Friday, Believed to Have Died of Natural Causes

Pope Francis has remembered the Italian journalist who died suddenly last week in Krakow.

During his first weekly General Audience this morning after his brief summer break, Francis remembered 58-year-old Anna Maria Jacobini, who was covering World Youth Day for RAI as the Italian state broadcaster, and was found dead in her bed on Friday, reported Vatican Radio.

The Vatican expert who served as a correspondent for RAI’s “A sua immagine,” a weekly Catholic affairs program, is believed to have died of natural causes.

During the Audience, Pope Francis said, “ I cannot forget Anna Maria Jacobini, an Italian journalist who died suddenly in Krakow,” before calling on those present to pray for her, highlighting that she passed away while in the service of her profession.

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