Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Pope would be at Sycamore and Romaine!

When the pope was a Cardinal in Argentina, he used to go out into the streets late at night to care for the poor. It's harder for him to sneak out of the Vatican now that he is pope, but he has a new strategy that allows him to make the same impact. It's called the Vatican Almoner.

Pope Francis has ramped up the Vatican’s charity work by sending his chief alms-giver and a contingent of Swiss guards onto the streets of Rome at night to do what he usually can’t do: comfort the poor and the homeless. A few nights a week, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski takes a few off-duty Swiss guards with him in his modest white Fiat to make the rounds at Rome’s train stations, where charities offer makeshift soup kitchens that feed 400-500 people a night. Often they bring the leftovers from the Vatican mess halls to share. Take a look at this beautiful article about his work: Vatican Almoner
I love this pope and what he is doing. If he was here in Los Angeles, I get the feeling he would come out and join us for the St. Paul's Sycamore and Romaine Outreach Ministry

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