VIDEO: Pope Francis Unexpectedly Drops in On Rome's 'Favela'

Pope Francis broke from his scheduled programme on Sunday to make an unnanounced visit to the Arcobaleno di Ponte Mammolo nomadic camp in Rome. 

Sometimes referred to as Rome's "favela", or slum, it forms part of the parish of St. Michael the Archangel of Pietralata where many homeless, unemployed or those unable to earn enough money to buy food live. 

Read more on the visit here

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“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy