Albana married a former priest. She had arrived in Italy in ’99 to join her brother together with her mother. Then the relationship with Father Giuseppe was born as a great friendship. But then the humiliations came
That of married priests is still often discriminated against. Albana Ruci tells a Vanity Fair its history with don Giuseppe Serrone. “Why can’t a priest fall in love?” Is the question that Albana poses to Alessia Arcolaci who is interviewing her. When Albana arrived in Italy she had wanted to join her brother here for 2 years already, to study with him and find a job.
The first to help her was Father Giuseppe, in charge of the reception center in the Viterbo area where she stayed for a few days. “I was unemployed and Father Giuseppe, following an accident, needed to be assisted for daily chores. So I started working for him, with the possibility of living in the rectory with my mother. He instead went to sleep in sacristy so as not to create discontent among the parishioners “.
Then Albana is called back by the consulate for the documents necessary for the residence permit. On that occasion, Father Giuseppe decided to join her to help her speed up the bureaucratic process. The Curia, however, did not replace him for those days and when Mass was not celebrated on Sunday, some local newspapers titled “Priest on the run“.