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Pope Francis: "Mercy Friday" visit to Ostia housing project

Pope Francis during the visit on Friday at 'Il Chicco' Community in Ciampino, Rome, 14 May 2016 - ANSA

Pope Francis during the visit on Friday at 'Il Chicco' Community in Ciampino, Rome, 14 May 2016 - ANSA

19/05/2017 17:33

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is continuing his “Mercy Friday” activities. Begun during the 2015-1016 Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Mercy Fridays see the Holy Father engaged in specific corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

A communiqué from the Press Office of the Holy See explains that the Pope on this Friday made a visit to public housing projects in the parish of Stella Maris – Star of the Sea parish – in the coastal town of Ostia on the outskirts of Rome.

The communiqué goes on to explain that the Holy Father was to bless the abodes of the parishioners in the complex located at Piazza Francesco Conteduca, 11, just as the parish priest does traditionally each year during Eastertide.

19/05/2017 17:33