2016-03-12 16:52:00

Lombardi: Papal lunch for friends of deceased homeless man

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered lunch to the friends of a homeless man, following his funeral Mass celebrated at the Roman church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, just down the street from St. Peter’s Square on the Via della Conciliazione.

The luncheon was held at the Jesuit-run “Gift of Mercy” house in the nearby Via dei Penitenzieri.

The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See identified the deceased as a  57 year-old named Boris, who was of Polish extraction and who died some two weeks ago.

Bureaucratic complications kept the rites from being celebrated until Saturday.

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