Pope joins 1,500 poor guests for lunch

Source: Vatican News

Pope Francis joined around 1,500 poor people and volunteers for lunch Paul VI Hall on Sunday, after the special Mass in St Peter's for World Day of the Poor and the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square. During the Angelus Pope Francis spoke about society's painful indifference to poor people. The hall was beautifully decorated, On the menu there was lasagna, chicken with mushrooms and potatoes, dessert, fruit and espresso coffee.

Before the meal Pope thanked all those present for coming and asked God to bless them and their families.

For the past week there has been a walk-in-clinic in St Peter's Square, staffed by doctors and nurses offering medical attention to those most in need. It has been open from 8am-10pm each, offering free medical examinations to the poor. Last year more than 3,500 people attended.

Tags: Pope Francis, World Day of the Poor, Poverty, Poor, Clinic, Lunch

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