Pope Francis gives shelter to homeless Romanian lady
| Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:04
Vatican City: In a warm gesture, Pope Francis has offered to house a homeless Romanian woman. The Romanian delivered a girl in front of St. Peter's Square.
With the help of a female police officer, the 37-year-old woman delivered the baby on a pavement in front of St Peter's Square, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said on Wednesday.
The baby, named Irene, weighed 2.9 kg and is said to be in good health.
She and her mother were taken to the nearby Santo Spirito hospital and were visited there by the papal almoner, Konrad Krajewski, Lombardi said.
Francis said the woman and her baby may stay for 12 months at a shelter run by an order of Catholic nuns in Rome's western Primavalle district, Lombardi stated.
The Pope in recent news has conducted meetings with Prince Albert II of Monaco. Europe's migration crisis, security and humanitarian aid were on the agenda at the audience of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Charlene with Pope Francis, the Vatican said in a statement.