VATICAN CITY -- During an audience with Pope Francis and the police of Italy, a young officer explained that his job is a lifestyle of service in which he is constantly attentive to the needs of others.
Speaking with CNA, Matteo Gianerelli said that he decided to be a policeman “because my father was. He is an example for me, so I want to follow him in this job, which is not a job, but a way of life.”
Gianerelli was present during a June 6 audience with Pope Francis and the Italian police force, the carabinieri, held in honor of the 200th anniversary of their founding.
Being a police officer means “to help people, the people who need my help,” Gianerelli observed, adding that he wants...READ MORE