Somali Magazine Sep 23,2023-According to media reports Friday, two-time former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has died. He was 98.
The former president died at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome, according to the state-run ANSA news agency, which cited sources.
Naples native, born June 29, 1925. Napolitano was the 11th President of the United States from 2006 to 2015, and she was the first head of state to be elected for a second term in 2013.
He was the country’s first ex-Communist president, and he was known as Re Giorgio, or King Giorgio, because of his dominance in Italian politics.
“I mourn the death of former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.” “A towering Italian statesman with a strong European heart,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
She commended him as “an anchor of stability” for Italy in difficult times, saying Napolitano was adamant that a united Europe was in the best interests of Italians.
Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy leader, praised Napolitano’s accomplishments in Italy’s postwar history.
“With rigour and courage, he put his political passion at the service of Italian and European institutions.” We will miss his motivation, but we have his teaching as a beacon for all reformists,” he commented on X and uploaded a photo with him.
Pope Francis expressed his sympathies in a telegraph message.
“The death of your husband, Senator Giorgio Napolitano, has moved me and triggered feelings of gratitude for this statesman who, in the exercise of his high institutional duties, manifested great intellectual gifts and a sincere passion for Italian political life, as well as a keen interest in the fate of nations,” the pope wrote to Napolitano’s wife, Clio Bittoni.