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By LuAnn Schindler

Seminarians return from Rome

Floersch in self-quarantine at St. John's Rectory


March 26, 2020

Courtesy photo

Paul Floersch

On a normal day, the streets of Rome bustle with activity: tourists tossing coins into Trevi Fountain, viewing mosaics at St. Peter's Basilica or taking in ancient history at the Colosseum or Pantheon.

As COVID-19 wound its way through the Italian countryside, infecting approximately 64,000 natives, activity in the nation's capital slowed to a standstill.

Studies continued at the Pontifical North American College, despite the lull of activity across the sprawling city of eight million residents.

By the evening of March 10, Paul Floersch and Zach Tucker, seminarians from the Omaha Archdioce...

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