Man Sets Himself On Fire At The Vatican
It’s unknown why the 52-year-old man set himself ablaze in St. Peter’s Square.
The man entered the square with a bottle of petrol early in the morning, doused himself, and lit a flame.
A Jesuit priest passing by tried to put out the flames with his cape before police arrived with a fire extinguisher. Two policemen suffered slight burns to the hands and smoke inhalation.
The man, who was taken to hospital with serious burns on his torso, was carrying a note with his daughter’s phone number on it.