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Pope Francis visits Vatican's new homeless shelter

Published 16/10/2015

Pope Francis has visited homeless people at the Vatican's new shelter
Pope Francis has visited homeless people at the Vatican's new shelter

Pope Francis has paid a visit to the Vatican's new homeless shelter.

Francis slipped out of the Vatican gates on Thursday evening to greet the 30 or so men who have taken up residence at the shelter a few blocks from St Peter's Square.

The Vatican said on Friday that Francis spent about 20 minutes with the men and the volunteers who run the shelter, greeting each one and getting a tour of the dormitory and other rooms of the facility.

On hand to greet him was Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, his chief alms-giver whose office funded the shelter, the Jesuit superior as well as the nuns from Mother Teresa's order who operate it.

In addition to the shelter, the Vatican now operates showers and a barber shop for the neighbourhood's homeless.

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