Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2015 / 11:44 am
Speaking at a Rome homeless shelter, Pope Francis has said the humility of Jesus Christ's birth shows that mankind can find God in poverty.
The Pope was at the shelter to open a special Holy Door for the homeless during the Year of Mercy.
"This is the door of the Lord," the Pope said Dec. 18 as he opened the Holy Door. "Open the gates of justice. For your great mercy will enter into your house, O Lord."
The Pope then paused in prayer and proceeded in to celebrate Mass at the homeless shelter in Rome's Termini – John Paul II train station. About 200 people were in the congregation, representing all the Caritas centers in Rome.