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Pope Francis prays on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2022

Pope Francis prays for homeless man who died in St. Peter's Square

Nov 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Burkhard Scheffler, a 61-year-old man born in Germany, died on a cold night on the street, a Vatican spokesman said. Read more

Progetto Arca’s mobile kitchen in Rome.

Food truck for the homeless arrives at the Vatican

Feb 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Volunteers will distribute meals to people living on the streets around St. Peter’s Basilica Read more

Soup kitchen. File photo/CNA.

Episcopalian church sues Oregon city limiting its meals to homeless

Feb 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church are suing the city of Brookings, Oregon, after the city... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bethlehem Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis visits former ‘Bronx of Slovakia’ transformed by Mother Teresa’s nuns

Sep 13, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope toured the Bethlehem Center, which has helped the homeless since 1997. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of Lazare Association from France at the Vatican, Aug. 28, 2021.

Pope Francis tosses speech to listen to 200 formerly homeless people

Aug 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope asked those present: ‘What do you expect from the Church? Read more

Venerable Carlo Acutis.

Carlo Acutis loved the homeless, St. Francis of Assisi, and souls in purgatory

Oct 7, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Ahead of Carlo Acutis’ beatification this week, people who knew the young computer programmer shared their memories of his love... Read more

How the Catholic Church is helping London's new homeless

Jul 28, 2020

People made homeless as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will “need a lot of help” to get their lives... Read more

Catholic priest and doctor: Coronavirus crisis a ‘window of opportunity’ for the homeless

Jun 18, 2020

A Jesuit doctor serving the homeless in London has said that the coronavirus crisis has opened a “window of opportunity”... Read more

Adoration takes place outside St. Patrick’s, Soho, in London’s West End. Courtesy: St. Patrick’s, Soho

Pandemic brings ‘a very different kind of Church’ to London’s homeless

May 5, 2020

By Luke Coppen

A parish in London’s West End is offering the homeless adoration, access to Sacraments, and the rosary -- along with... Read more

Father Marko Djonovic works with homeless men as part of Better Way Detroit.

How a priest and teams of homeless people are transforming Detroit

Dec 31, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Many homeless people of Detroit already recognize Father Marko Djonovic’s white Ford Excursion.  Read more

Anniversary celebration for the "Mobile Mercy Shelter," May 15, 2018, Concepcion, Chile.

Mobile Mercy Shelter celebrates its first anniversary

May 21, 2018

A Catholic “Mobile Mercy Shelter” celebrated its first anniversary in service to the poor and homeless in the city of... Read more