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Showers for homeless to be installed near St. Peter's Square

2014-11-13

Under the approval of the Pope, the Vatican has agreed to install three showers inside these tourist bathrooms, just outside of St. Peter's Square. That way, homeless people who sleep around the area, can have a place to bathe. 

"I think it's good idea that Pope Francis agreed to install some showers for needy people. Because the Vatican can help the homeless a lot more than us.” 

"I was walking around the area and I noticed that there are many needy and poor people who need help.” 

"I think is a good idea that people that don't have enough money can take a shower.”

The Pope agreed to the installation, after his so called 'Papal Almoner' Msgr. Krajewski, told him about a local homeless man. The priest invited him to a restaurant to celebrate his 50th birthday. The homeless man, said he didn't want to go though, because he smelled bad and was embarrassed. He also said that while food may be easy to find, it's a lot more complicated to find a place to bathe. 

So, three showers will be installed in the Vatican's tourist bathrooms. It won't stop there though. The Vatican has called for ten nearby parishes to install showers as well. The bill will be payed with money from Pope's Charity fund. 


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