December 28, 2010.
Benedict XVI invited 250
of Rome's homeless to have lunch at the Vatican. They are the
homeless population that are served by the religious orders founded
by Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
With this luncheon, the
Pope also commemorated 100 year anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth.
Benedict XVI was greeted
with Christmas carols and a necklace of yellow and white flowers. He
stopped by every table to greet his guests.
The Pope shared his table
with a diverse crowd of homeless that included a Muslim and a Chinese
man. He told them that he prays for them every day.
He also explained that
Jesus wanted to be born poor, and he reminded that charity is the
force that changes the world because God is love.