Pope travels to former battlefields where grandfather fought WWI in tribute to all war victims

September 13, 2014 9:15 AM

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Pope travels to former battlefields where grandfather fought WWI in tribute to all war victims

In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 file photo, an Italian Alpine soldier plays a homage with his trumpet to the fallen soldiers of World War I, ahead of a concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I at the Redipuglia memorial in Northeastern Italy. The largest Italian war memorial, Redipuglia encases 100,000 Italian soldiers killed in battle, 60,000 of those whose identity remains unknown and 40,000 who are identified, sometimes with just an initial. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini, File) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 26, 2013 file photo, the feathered hat of an Italian Bersagliere is blown by a strong wind as he stands at attention before the meeting in Trieste, Italy. In a personal moment, during a commemoration ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, the parents of an Italian soldier killed in Afgha...

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