Pope Francis to visit Community of Sant'Egidio of Rome on Sunday
Pope Francis will spend Sunday afternoon with the Community of Sant'Egidio. The guests are the elderly, needy and refugees who the institution assists.
The pope will meet with them and many more from this movement in the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome. The Holy Father wants to congratulate the association on its 50 years of existence.
The Community of Sant'Egidio was established in this neighborhood in Rome, when the then teenage Andrea Riccardi and her friends met to hear the Gospel and put it into practice.
Since then, they began tending to the needy and marginalized. Now, the community also works to build peace in countries in conflict.
Sant'Egidio is the spiritual home for more than 70,000 people in more than 70 countries.