In a statement dated April 21 but released by the Holy See press office April 27, the Holy Father noted that the pandemic posed a dire threat to the more than 100 publications sold by the homeless worldwide.
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The ‘Father Woody Christmas Cash Giveaway’ was started 28 years ago with an endowment fund to honor the memory of Msgr. Charles Woodrich.
The papal almoner chauffeurs 10 homeless people each day to the beach in a van as part of Pope Francis’ initiatives to help the needy, according to Vatican Insider.
The 19th-century Polish saint who was influenced by St. Francis of Assisi later influenced Pope St. John Paul II.
Society must help the homeless heal from mental illness and recover their lives, instead of sending the police in to deal with them, police veteran says.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience made possible by a Catholic homeless ministry is changing lives.
The new dormitory is called ‘Gift of Mercy,’ Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the apostolic almoner, told Vatican Radio.
The initiative is the latest in a string of charitable initiatives enacted by the almoner on behalf of Pope Francis since his election two years ago.
‘The idea was not to remove those persons, but to encourage them to relocate to other areas of the cathedral, which are protected and safer,’ statement said. ‘It actually has had the opposite effect from what it was intended to do, and for this, we are very sorry.’