Vatican City, Sep 2, 2021 / 06:00 am
Pope Francis on Thursday hailed a foundation that has helped vulnerable children and mothers for the past 30 years as “a sign of hope.”
The pope told members of the Arché Foundation that he was grateful for their work during a meeting in the Clementine Hall in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Sept. 2.
“Your welcoming communities are a sign of hope first of all for them, for these women and their children. But they are also a sign of hope for you who share your lives with them; and for the volunteers, the young people, the young couples, who in these communities experience service not only for the poor -- which is very good -- but even better with the poor,” he said.