Friday, November 14, 2014

You can't get food in Florida
but you can shower in the Vatican

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless in St. Peter's Square.

The endeavor is a joint project being undertaken by Francis and Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner who, according to Religion News Service, is responsible for overseeing charitable acts on behalf of the pope.

The Vatican's deputy spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said that construction on showers is scheduled to begin next week. The showers would be added to renovated public restrooms located near the marble columns that led into the basilica, which dated back to 1626.

From Talking Points Memo.