A project to show solidarity with the homeless marked the feast of St. Elizabeth of
Hungary last week in the Hungarian Diocese of Szeged. Young people spend an evening
with the homeless which includes sharing meals, providing clothing, and spending time
in recreational activities. “They organize programmes with them, like playing chess,
reciting poems, singing songs, and praying together with the homeless,” explained
Bishop László Kiss-Rigó. “Of course, the organizers are well-aware of the fact
that with this one single night of solidarity they will not solve the problem of the
homeless,” Bishop Kiss-Rigó told Vatican Radio.
“But the aim is, on the one
hand, to offer a very effective sign of solidarity, and the other aim is to try to
focus the attention of the public to the problem of the homeless,” he said.