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April 21, 2018

Pope baptizes Nigerian migrant who foiled robbery in Italy

Pope baptizes Nigerian migrant who foiled robbery in Italy

  Six months ago Nigerian John Ogah was alone, without a home or job, begging for small change outside an Italian supermarket in Rome. He struggles for words to describe his situation, likening his survival to that of a dead person with nothing to lose. “It was difficult for me, really. When I [say] difficult, difficult,” the former undocumented migrant tells the BBC in a phone interview. But fast-forward half a year and John is a legal resident in Italy and hailed a “migrant hero” for confronting an armed robber. He feels like the luckiest man on earth now that…