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Born with a disability, today he’s a priest and “influencer”

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Facebook | Don Francesco Cristofaro

Gelsomino Del Guercio - published on 02/08/22

"My legs still wobble sometimes but my heart is steady and my will is strong."

Fr. Francesco Cristofaro was “a child who could neither toddle nor play like the others. A little boy who took refuge in prayer to ask for a miracle. It’s the story of a miracle that came true. That child, now grown up, has become a priest” (

He was born in Catanzaro (southern Italy) on November 10, 1979, and today he’s the parish priest of Santa Maria Assunta parish in the town of Simeri Crichi, Fr. Francesco is also a media personality.

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