Monday, April 10, 2017

Pope Francis' Homeless Laundry Opens in Rome; Lets Homeless Wash, Dry, Iron Clothes, Blankets

The first washing machines and tumble dryers for the homeless in Rome went into action today (April 10, 2017), as "Pope Francis' Laundry" opened its doors to provide a much needed service, according to the Independent Catholic News website.

One of the many difficulties for those who live on the streets is to be able to wash, dry, and iron their clothes and blankets, and the Vatican-sponsored laundry is a response to Pope Francis' invitation to give concrete signs of solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.

Having done more to help the poor than any other pope in history, Pope Francis' Office of Papal Charities has already set up free showers, a barber shop, a dormitory, a healthcare clinic, and a pharmacy for the poor in Rome.

The laundry room is located at the "People of Peace Center" run by the Sant'Egidio Community at the old hospital complex of San Gallicano, in the central Trastevere area of Rome.

No comments:

Post a Comment