The Pope’s throwing Pizza parties and taking everyone to the beach on the western coast of Italy. Where do we sign up?
OK, well, he isn’t exactly taking everybody. You see there is a certain criteria you must meet, as you kinda’ have to be a vagrant or pauper to enjoy the Popes benevolence, Vatican Insider said.
For the past two weeks, the Supreme Pontiff’s aides have rounded up groups of Rome’s homeless, usually 10 or 11 people, for a beach day, followed by dinner at a local pizzeria. These less unfortunate individuals are also provided with fresh clean towels and new bathing suits.
If you are perhaps wondering what a group of homeless individuals look like at the beach other than the beach bum image we all have, overseer to the Vatican’s Charitable Funds Konrad Krajewski stated, “the groups make for a unique sight on the beach, since those who live on the street have very dark faces because of the sun, but bodies as white as milk.”
Krawjewski also added, “We certainly are not saving the world with some of these initiatives, we are not solving the problems of the homeless in Rome, but at least we are restoring to them a little dignity.”
Although Pope Francis is spearheading this amazing charitable act, he unfortunately does not actually partake in the activities because, well, he’s the Pope. Surely if he wouldn’t be mobbed by the masses he would totally join for a slice or two, but until then he’ll have to enjoy delivery to the Vatican.