Pope visits the homeless in DC
By Inés San Martín
After delivering a historic speech at a joint meeting of Congress in English, Pope Francis went back to his native Spanish to address those with whom he feels more comfortable: the poor. Meeting a group of homeless people, he told them, “Jesus was homeless, too.”
“The Son of God came into this world as a homeless person,” the pontiff said at St. Patrick in the City church in Washington, DC. “The Son of God knew what it was to start life without a roof over his head.”
Francis delivered his remarks in Spanish, with the live translation of Monsignor Mark Miles, an official of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State who interprets for the pontiff when he’s addressing English speakers.
“Good day,” the pope began in Spanish. “You’re going to hear two statements, one in Spanish and one in English.”
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