In collaboration with the Order of Malta and a veterinary clinic in Ostia, homeless people can have their four-legged friends examined and treated for free on the third Sunday of each month.
Lunch for 250 people in need
For protection against freezing temperatures, the Alms Office created additional sleeping places in a homeless shelter run by nuns not far from St. Peter's Square. In addition, the church of San Calisto in Trastevere is again available at night as a place to sleep with 30 seats. Church help includes food and washing facilities for the needy.
Meanwhile, the Catholic community of Sant'Egidio called for donations. For Sunday, the organization announced in a communication also a lunch for 250 homeless people in Rome.
On Friday, a homeless man had been found dead on the banks of the Tiber in Rome. According to media reports, the cold could be responsible for the death of the 52-year-old man.