In Italy, hundreds of people, including some politicians, have been visiting the village of Torrita Tiberina near Rome to pay their last respects to Aldo Moro, at the tomb of the assassinated former Christian Democrat premier in the town's cemetery.
In Italy, hundreds of people, including some politicians, have been visiting the village of Torrita Tiberina near Rome to pay their last respects to Aldo Moro, at the tomb of the assassinated former Christian Democrat premier in the town's cemetery. Meanwhile, the wave of violence that has spread across Italy has continued with a bomb exploding in Rome on Friday (12 May) damaging a government building.
SYNOPSIS: For years, the Moro family had spent weekends and holidays in the small village of Torrita Tiberina, outside Rome, in a villa which Aldo Moro bad built and named after his three daughters. The local pries who officiated at his funeral said Moro used to sit in his church next to the faithful; and many of the villagers have been leaving floral tributes in front of Moro's tomb.
The Moro family would not allow any government officials to attend the private funeral, but Italy's Minister of Tourism, Carlo Pastorino, came from Rome the following day to pay his respects. There have also been visits to the tomb by other regional politicians.
Meanwhile, as Italy mourned the death of Aldo Moro, the wave of terrorist violence continued. Just a few hours after a heavy bomb attack wrecked this Justice Ministry administrative centre in a Rome suburb, gunmen in Milan shot a Christian party official in the legs, and the Red Brigades claimed responsibility for the shootings. On Monday, the Brigades struck again-wounding a Bologna businessman. In the blast, damage was not restricted to the government building. Cars parked alongside also suffered from the blast. And, after Italy's Interior Minister Francesco Cossiga resigned, the Prime Minister, Guilio Andreotti, has announced he has taken personal charge of the hunt for Aldo Moro's killers.