Pope treats Rome’s homeless to swim at beach, then a pizza

Whether or not you’re a fan of the Pope, you have to admire his ability to have fun – even in ministry.  Pope Francis this summer is treating dozens of Rome’s homeless to a day at the beach and dinner in a pizzeria on the way back. Yahoo news reports that the pontiff’s almsgiver daily drives a van with 10 people to a beach near Rome for a dip in the sea, sunbathing and then pizza. The Vatican supplies the swimsuits and beach towels. Many of the homeless live near Vatican City, where, at Francis’ direction, showers and barbers have been set up on the edge of St. Peter’s Square for their use.

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