A building in Rome belonging to nuns from Sicily will be turned into a reception center for up to 60 refugees, announced today the chaplain in charge of the Pope Francis’ charity work.
Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, dubbed Pope Francis’s “Robin Hood” by the Italian press, said in a statement that the center would only accept single women, women with children, and vulnerable families, during their first months in Italy after their arrival through humanitarian corridors.
“The need for a decent reception of immigrants was reiterated by Pope Francis in a recent encyclical addressed to the brotherhood,” he said.
The building in Rome is made available, free of charge, to the Pope by the Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania in Sicily.
The reception center will be managed by the lay Italian Catholic association, which has been opening humanitarian corridors from Syria, the Horn of Africa and Greece since 2015.