A Nigerian man dubbed Italy’s “migrant hero” has been baptized by Pope Francis during an Easter service at St. Peter’s Basilica.
John Ogah, 31, was begging outside a supermarket in Rome last year when a masked thief armed with a cleaver tried to rob it. .
He held the man down until police arrived – and was ultimately rewarded with a residency permit. As the Pope baptised him, an Italian police captain stood by his side as his godfather.
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