Papal almoner celebrates Mass for deceased homeless
Catholic World News - February 03, 2014
Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal Almoner, celebrated Mass on February 1 in memory of a homeless woman who died in 1983 after she was refused ambulance service because she was deemed too dirty.
Archbishop Krajewski, who has been asked by Pope Francis to minister to the street people of Rome, celebrated Mass in the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, with members of the Sant’Egidio community, who regularly worship there. The community organizes an annual Mass to remember the people who die homeless. The mass was followed by a luncheon to which homeless people were invited.
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