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Il Papa si reca personalmente a far visita alle persone colpite dal devastante terremoto di Amatrice Pope Francis on October 4, 2016 made a surprise visit to Amatrice, the small Italian mountain town that bore the brunt of the August 24 earthquake that killed nearly 300 people. The Argentinian pontiff's first point of call was a set of colourful pre-fabricated buildings serving as a makeshift school. Amatrice's school was destroyed in the quake despite having been expensively renovated to make it quake resistant a few years ago. / AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO