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Pope to meet thousands of homeless at end of Jubilee of Mercy

Vatican (SE): Six thousand homeless people from all over Europe will be met by Pope Francis at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy when they make a pilgrimage to Rome from November 11 to 13 as part of the 2016 European Festival of Joy and Mercy, according to a Vatican Radio report on May 2.

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Pope talks of a practical Christian humanism

FLORENCE (SE): Pope Francis received a meal coupon and a plastic plate from the staff at the Caritas St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Florence, Italy, as he left the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore after speaking to 2,500 delegates at a gathering sponsored by the Italian Bishops’ Conference on what he called practical Christian humanism on November 10 last year.