Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pope Francis opens free laundromat for the poor


On Monday, the head of the Catholic Church worldwide, Pope Francis, opened a new laundromat for the poor.

According to the press release, "The Pope's Laundry is organised by the office of the Papal Charities, in partnership with the community of Sant'Egidio, and will be run by volunteers who will wash, dry and iron the clothes and blankets of those who otherwise can't clean their belongings.

The initiative was born out of an invitation from Pope Francis in his apostolic letter Misericordia et misera, “to give a ‘concrete’ experience of the grace of the Jubilee Year of Mercy,” an April 10 communique from the Vatican stated.

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