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Medical clinic for homeless opens in St. Peter’s Square

March 01, 2016

A healthcare clinic for Rome’s homeless opened on February 29 in the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square.

“It is Pope Francis who wants it,” said Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner.

Last year, Archbishop Krajewski’s office began to provide other services to the homeless, including free showers, haircuts, and a change of clothes.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 01, 2016 10:11 AM ET USA

    The skeptic in me says: It will attract crowds of the homeless that might be too big to handle by the Vatican stuff. It will raise concerns for security and the possibility of pilgrims being harassed. Should this decision ever be reversed for some reasons, it will bring a storm of criticism and ridicule from the media. But the Catholic in me says: May God bless our good Pope Francis!