VATICAN CITY BOMBED 76 YEARS AGO TODAY
An interesting note on the weekly calendar sent out by the Vatican’s Communication Dicastery to media who are accredited to the Holy See Press Office:
November 5 marks the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Vatican City on this date in 1943. The attack took place at 8.05 pm when an unknown plane dropped four shattering bombs of medium size on the side of the Vatican gardens looking towards the Janiculum hill. The bombs struck the Vatican railway station, the mosaic workshop and then, finally, strafed the back of the Governorate’s Palace, used at the time not only for offices but also for private homes.