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Pope visited Sant'Egidio Community at Santa Maria in Trastevere 11 March 2018 - Vatican Media Photo

TONIGHT: Sant’Egidio Hosts Vigil With American University Students in Rome to Remember Florida Shooting Victims

7 p.m at Santa Maria in Trastevere

Tonight in Rome, the Community of Sant’Egidio is holding a prayer vigil with American university students in Rome at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere to remember the victims of the tragic shooting rampage at a high school in Florida and to express closeness to their families.

Last February 14, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, 17 students and teachers were killed during the most serious school shooting carried out in the United States, fostered also by the extreme ease of the circulation of weapons.

The ceremony, being held one month after the massacre, will be attended in particular by Roman young people and American students enrolled in American Universities in Rome.

The names of the victims will be read during the Vigil and a candle will be lit for each one, so that no one is forgotten and a strong message will be launched against violence.

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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