Pope Francis pays surprise visit to immigrants in former camp for Roma
Yesterday Pope Frances unexpectedly visited a camp occupied primarily by immigrants from Latin American and other countries, in addition to Roma. He stopped by the camp while en route to the parish of the Holy Archangel Michael in the the Roman quarter of Pietralata.
The camp, which was once completely occupied by Romani people, is located about 300 meters away from the parish church. The Pope was immediately surrounded by enthusiastic, surprised camp residents.
Pope Francis spoke with them, blessed them and prayed together with them, spending about 15 minutes there before continuing on to the church. "It was very moving," a man who was present told news server Rainews.it.
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