Free shaves, haircuts and showers for the homeless.
A taste of a piece at The Guardian:
Homeless people in Rome will soon be able to head to the Vatican for a free shave and haircut.
The move, arranged by Pope Francis’s almoner, follows a plan unveiled last year to install toilets and showers for the homeless in a renovated area in the vicinity of St Peter’s Square.
The new service will be offered every Monday starting on 16 February and will be provided by volunteer barbers who usually have the day off on Mondays. The charity will rely heavily on donations, including for razors, scissors, mirrors and chairs, some of which have already been given to the Holy See. This charitable human act, someone trimming your beard, is an important step for the Vatican.
Catholic social and moral teaching + the Christian revival in the global South = Pope Francis and his Vatican.