A long applause accompanied the entry into the cathedral of the coffins of the three firemen. The coffins, wrapped in the tricolor, have been placed on a red carpet in front of the altar. Above the fireman's helmet. In the background the notes of the organ.
Conte, Fico and Lamorgese also attended the funeral Also present at the ceremony was Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, accompanied by the Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, the President of the Piedmont Region, Alberto Cirio and the Mayor of Alessandria, Gianfranco Cuttica di Revigliasco. Also present was the president of the Chamber, Roberto Fico. Before entering the Church, the prime minister shook hands with the picket firefighters deployed along the street that leads from the Prefecture square to the Duomo.
The bishop: "Firefighters dead in service" "We are here, in this moment of profound sorrow, to ask for God's blessing for Nino, Marco and Matteo, who died in an act of service to the community". These are the first words of the bishop of Alessandria, Monsignor Guido Gallese, pronounced during the ceremony. "In this moment of pain, we must choose the love of Jesus, the only one who can give us the strength to not be overwhelmed by evil, despair, bitterness", the bishop continued.