Pope sends red eggs to Romanian gypsies who occupied the San Paolo basilica
The gypsies received red eggs from the director of the Caritas organization and were transferred to a Catholic shelter. Rome’s mayor Gianni Alemanno said that operations to demolish illegal gypsy camps in Rome will continue after the beatification of Pope John Paul II. There are over 100 illegal camps in Rome’s outskirts and authorities cannot accept it, Alemanno said. He said that many of them have homes in Romania but they come to Rome to gain illegal money.
A group of gypsies who wanted to get the attention of the Church stayed for two nights in the basilica.