Pope hosts pizza party for Rome's homeless to celebrate canonization
September 05, 2016
Pope Francis invited the poor of Rome to enjoy pizza in the Paul VI auditorium as part of the celebration of the canonization of Mother Teresa.
About 1,500 people were invited from homes run by the Missionaries of Charity-- the order that Mother Teresa founded-- in Rome, Florence, Naples, Bologna, and Milan. Those coming from other cities were brought to Rome by overnight buses. They were served by members of the religious order, in the atrium of the Vatican auditorium, after the conclusion of canonization ceremonies in St. Peter's Square.
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