Frosinone, Italy, Sep 24, 2019 / 08:53 am
Pope Francis and Andrea Bocelli made a surprise visit Tuesday to a rehabilitation center outside of Rome.
Arriving in a blue Ford Focus, the pope visited the headquarters of the "Nuovi Orizzonti," or "New Horizons," community, in Frosinone, Italy, Vatican News reported Sept. 24.
New Horizons is an Italian non-profit organization recognized by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, that provides support through a faith-based "rehabilitative therapeutic program" for the poor and destitute on the streets.
For 25 years, the organization founded by Chiara Amirante has served the poor with a faith-centered appraoch to rehabilitation from substance abuse, while also providing sheter for homeless youth, aid to women in prostitution, and a ministry of street evangelization. With its headquarters in Frosinone, the organization has grown to have 200 training centers.