The final chapter in the personal story of murdered politician Aldo Moro closed in Italy on Wednesday (10 May).
The final chapter in the personal story of murdered politician Aldo Moro closed in Italy on Wednesday (10 May). Nation-wide grief overwhelmed the wishes of this family for private mourning for the ex-premier whose bullet-riddled body was found in a car in central Rome on Tuesday (9 May). His body was buried in a friend's family tomb at a church in Torrita Tiberina, 37 kilometres (22 miles) from Rome. Only his closest friends and relatives attended the funeral service with dozens of villagers, who packed the small church. Pope Paul VI said the assassination of Signor Moro was like a stain of blood which had dishonoured Italy. The left-wing extremists, the Red Brigades had kidnapped Signor More in Rome on 16 March and left his body in the car only a short distance from the headquarters of his political party, the Christian Democrats. On Wednesday, at the continuing trial of 15 Red Brigades leaders in Turin, their leader, Renato Curcio, cried from the dock cage in the court that the killing of Signor Moro had been `the highest act of humanity possible in this society divided into classes'. After another defendant, Alberto Franceschini, had shouted about the struggles of the proletariat, the judge ordered both men removed from court.