The Italian leftist daily Lotta Continua covers the official celebration on the death of Aldo Moro on May 13, 1978. After 55 days of incarceration the leader of the Christian-democrats was executed by his kidnappers, members of the communist Red Brigades. Moro's wife and children and the deceased himself are not present at this meeting. Crocodile tears are being shed, Lotta Continua announces, as the authorities have systematically refused negotiations for Moro's liberation. Pope Paul VI officiates at the celebration, and prays: "O Lord, Thou hast not answered our supplications."