Pope to Give Homeless VIP Tour of Sistine Chapel

In Pope Francis' latest gesture for Rome's homeless, the Vatican said on Tuesday homeless people will get a special private tour of its museums and the Sistine Chapel. About 150 homeless people who frequent the Vatican area — where Pope Francis has already set up facilities for them to have showers — will make the visit on Thursday afternoon, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said. Francis, who was known as the "slum bishop" in his native Buenos Aires because of his frequent visits to shantytowns, has made concern for the poor a major plank of his papacy.

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