Concepción, Chile, May 21, 2018 / 18:00 pm
A Catholic "Mobile Mercy Shelter" celebrated its first anniversary in service to the poor and homeless in the city of Concepción, Chile.
The modified bus is an outreach of the Archdiocese of Concepción. Various organizations contributed to the effort from the design of the bus to its completely remodeled interior.
When launched in 2017, Archbishop Fernando Chomali told ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish language sister agency, that "there are a lot of needy people, that's true, but there are also a lot of people that want to help, who don't want to be idle bystanders in life, but rather make a real commitment to those most in need."
"The ideal would be that there would be no more need for this, that everyone would have a family where they could live in dignity, but unfortunately this has not happened yet, and so we have to assume our responsibility to work together in the name of Christ," he said.