Funeral for a Homeless Man: Allen on the Francis Effect

A corporal work of mercy at its finest: John Allen reports.

In late December, a 63-year-old homeless man named Alessandro died during a particularly cold night in Rome, on a street near the Vatican. In itself there was nothing unusual about it, in that the streets around the Vatican attract a high population of homeless, and every year a few pass away during the winter cold.

What followed, however, amounts to another index of the Francis effect.

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