(RNS) Pope Francis’ outreach to the homeless is an ongoing theme of his papacy.
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The guide includes addresses of medical services, 40 sidewalk soup kitchens, 40 indoor eateries, 45 places to sleep and 17 places to wash and get a shave or a haircut.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis’ visit was said to have delighted around 30 homeless men hosted at the dormitory, who recounted their stories and asked to be blessed.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Bands of volunteers came here not to see Pope Francis, but to minister to the homeless.
(RNS) The pope left behind the powerful trappings of Capitol Hill to embrace the powerless, hungry and homeless in the nation’s capital.
(RNS) Though churches have been feeding the homeless since the beginning of time, these newer ministries are dishing out high-end fare that’s several notches above the standard church menu of hamburgers and warmed-over frozen pizza.
(Reuters) The museums, visited by about six million people a year who pay at least 16 euros, will close early so the homeless can get VIP treatment in the Sistine Chapel with its famous Michelangelo frescoes.
WASHINGTON (RNS) People are outraged that a church would treat the poor so callously. But St. Mary’s isn’t alone.
(RNS) On Purim, one of the religious requirements is to give directly to at least two poor people. The Jewish sage Maimonides instructed us not to be too discerning. “Anyone who puts out his hand to take should be given money.”