Vatican donates building to shelter Rome’s homeless and poor

epa07400498 Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, 27 February 2019. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI

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The Vatican has donated a building near St Peter’s hitherto used by nuns to shelter Rome’s homeless and poor, ANSA sources said Friday. The building, which overlooks St Peter’s Square, will be run as a dormitory by the Office of Papal Charities and the Sant’ Egidio activist community.

The “well-appointed” building will be able to house up to 50 people, the sources said.

Initially some 30-35 homeless and poor will be housed, they said.


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