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Homeless people sleep in passageway near St. Peter's Square

Homeless people sleep in passageway near St. Peter's Square

Homeless at St Peter's moved on due to security concerns

22/09/2017 11:18

Regarding the recent news that the Vatican's Gendarmeria have moved on homeless people who sleep rough around St Peter's Square, the Director of Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke said that the measure was for reasons of “security” and “common sense”.

 

Pope Francis visits a Caritas shelter for the homeless in Rome

Pope Francis visits a Caritas shelter for the homeless in Rome

Pope Francis: The poor not a problem but a resource

13/06/2017 12:50

Pope Francis’ Message for the first World Day of the Poor, to be observed on November 19th, was presented to journalists on Tuesday at the Holy See press office.

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