Tuesday, June 23, 2009
See the conference taking place in Rome right now.
The painted chapel of a destroyed church is seen in Saint Gregorio, near Aquila April 13, 2009. Some 40,000 people lost their homes in the 6.3 magnitude quake, which hit the Abruzzo region in the early hours of April 6, catching residents in their sleep. L'Aquila, a medieval city of 68,000, bore the brunt of the disaster and many of its buildings and centuries-old churches crumbled to the ground. Reuters Pictures 2 months ago