Loss of young lives in Siderno, Italy

Date: 18 November 2014

Letter from Rev. Johan Vilhelm Eltvik (Secretary General, World YMCA)
to Mr. Mario Trichilo, YMCA Siderno, Italy

Dear Mario,

Our hearts ache for the families and loved ones of Napoleone, Gabrielo, Giuseppe, and Luigi. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of these four young people. We wish we could take away the pain. May God give their families and loved ones the strength to bear this grief.

We know they were wonderful young men, so full of life and promise. They were strong leaders in Siderno and they were part of our YMCA family.

May their families and loved ones find peace and comfort in the knowledge that they are now with God, that they received his eternal reward in heaven.

We have no words to make you feel any better or to offer any real relief from your pain. We wish you to know that Napoleone, Gabrielo, Giuseppe, and Luigi are in our hearts and prayers. Our heartfelt condolences go out to their families.

With sympathy and love,

Rev. Johan Vilhelm Eltvik
Secretary General
World YMCA