Skip to content Skip to navigation

Social:

RSS:

App:

Vatican Radio

The voice of the Pope and the Church in dialogue with the World

language:

homeless

Pope Francis greets Italian lifeguards and their families during the Wednesday Audience

Pope Francis greets Italian lifeguards and their families during the Wednesday Audience

Lifeguards give pope backpacks for poor

22/03/2017 15:53

Lifeguards from across Italy have presented Pope Francis with backpacks filled with products for distribution to the poor.

 

Pope Francis at Santa Marta

Pope Francis at Santa Marta

Pope: Damned are those who don't care for the poor and homeless

16/03/2017 13:59

At his Santa Marta Mass on Thursday Pope Francis spoke about the parable of the poor man, Lazarus, lying at the rich man’s door, warning of the risks we run if we have the same uncaring attitude towards the poor and homeless people we see around us today.

Cover of the magazine 'Scarp de' tenis'

Cover of the magazine 'Scarp de' tenis'

Pope Francis gives interview to 'homeless' magazine

28/02/2017 13:33

Pope Francis has given a wide-ranging interview to an Italian magazine run by homeless persons. The interview was published on 28 February in the magazine called “Scarp de’ tenis” (“Sneakers”).

 

The interior of St. Callixtus Church, transformed into a dormitory for Rome's homeless during the cold weather

The interior of St. Callixtus Church, transformed into a dormitory for Rome's homeless during the cold weather

Vatican church provides refuge from cold for the homeless

13/01/2017 15:00

Due to the extreme cold in Rome, the St. Egidio Community has kept the Church of St. Callixtus in Trastevere open since 7 Jan as a refuge from the cold for homeless people who have no other place to keep warm

 

The McDonald's sign in Via della Conciliazione

The McDonald's sign in Via della Conciliazione

McDonald's Vatican branch to offer meals to the homeless

12/01/2017 12:12

Thanks to an agreement between a charity organization that collaborates with the Papal Almoner, a controversial McDonald’s fast-food restaurant, only steps away from St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican City State, is to provide thousands of free meals to homeless people in the area.

 

Heavy snow in southern Poland has caused deaths and power shortages

Heavy snow in southern Poland has caused deaths and power shortages

Icy temperatures across Europe claim at least 20 lives

08/01/2017 19:06

Pope Francis’ appeal on Sunday for care of the homeless comes as icy temperatures and blizzards across Europe  have left at least 20 people dead, with the situation especially critical in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

Pope Francis

Ice covers a frozen fountain in St Peter's Square as Pope Francis prays for the homeless during his Angelus address on Sunday January 8th

Angelus: Pope urges care for homeless in freezing weather

08/01/2017 13:59

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in a freezing St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis asked for prayers for all those living and dying on the streets at this time of year.

Sant'Egidio's Christmas and New Year's lunch at a Rome prison  in 2015

Sant'Egidio's Christmas and New Year's lunch at a Rome prison in 2015

Sant’Egidio: Christmas lunch the most beautiful of the year

23/12/2016 15:35

The Catholic lay community Sant’Egidio is gearing up for its traditional Christmas lunch for the poor and marginalized.  Its guests this year: some 200,000 people in 700 cities around the globe, including the elderly, homeless, poor, prisoners, refugees and street children.