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Pope Francis blesses the sculpture 'Jesus the Homeless' at a general audience (Photo: CNS)

Concert-goers will watch an opera based on Dante’s Divine Comedy

A group photograph of the homeless during their visit to the Sistine Chapel  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Holy Father asked the group to pray for him: ‘I’m in need of prayers by people like you’

St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

Service organised by papal almoner to be offered on Mondays

The papal almoner is urging parishes with large numbers of homeless people to install their own showers (Photo: PA)

Papal almoner says showers will be put into public loos in St Peter’s Square

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski distributes rosaries in St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

It is easier to shuffle papers about charitable giving than to take to the streets and seek out the needy

Civilians find refuge in a church compound in Bossangoa, CAR (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/11/13

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