The shelter, funded by the papal almoner’s office, is staffed by volunteers from the Community of Sant’Egidio and was inaugurated in time for the World Day of the Poor 2019.
He has ‘changed our lives,’ say those in need about Francis, the ‘pope of the poor’
Papal almoner invites 2,000 poor to circus to ‘lift them up’
The prelate, whom the pope named a cardinal in 2018, regularly dines with homeless people in his Vatican apartment.
Minneapolis Catholic Worker community gets back to roots of Christian living
The Catholic Worker approach also emphasizes that “prayer and work are one and the same thing,”
Vatican newspaper launches new ‘street’ edition
The goal of the monthly newspaper is “to give a voice to those who are usually not heard: the poor, people wounded by life, those who are cast aside and excluded,” the Vatican said.
Catholic Charities leaders urge wider federal support for affordable housing
Officials overseeing Catholic Charities-connected housing initiatives are calling on Congress to boost funding and expand tax credits for affordable housing programs that serve older adults and homeless people.
Benedict XVI Institute in San Francisco launches ‘Year for the Homeless’
The Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship in the San Francisco Archdiocese Feb. 4 launched a “Year for the Homeless,” which includes calling people to prayer, commissioning a special requiem Mass and holding a series of fundraisers via Zoom to help the homeless.
Caritas official: After refugee camp fire, Lesbos locals patrol streets
Lesbos island remains tense after a fire at a refugee camp left at least 12,000 homeless.
UV lights, ozone cleaners, sanitizers help shelter keep homeless safe
Regular screening of residents and movement in and out of shelter are some of the tools put into practice to protect residence of homeless shelter from coronavirus.