Pope Francis pays respects to late secretary Miriam Wuolou, who was seven months pregnant
Published 27/02/2016 | 21:31
Pope Francis has paid his respects to his late secretary Miriam Wuolou, who was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.
The 34-year-old had been working as a secretary at guest house Santa Marta for the last four years. She suffered from a severe form of diabetes and it's reported doctors informed her that her pregnancy was at risk.
Pope Francis laid a dozen long-stemmed white roses at her memorial site in the church of Santo Stefano degli Abissini. He blessed the site for 20 minutes. He had been living at Santa Marta since 2013 when he was appointed pontiff.
Police are investigating the possibility neglect contributed to her death and have interviewed family members, her ex-husband and boyfriend. Her brother discovered her body on Friday when he became concerned after he hadn't heard from her for several years.