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>> The newly opened doors of Pope Francis's laundry. The latest gesture from the leader of the world's Catholics to the needy, and where no coins are required. Rome's poor and homeless able to access washing machines and tumble dryers for free. Four days a week, those in need can come in, claim a machine and clean their clothes and blankets.
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What for many is a chore is labeled by some of these people as a miracle.>>
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> Having clean clothes, having a facility like this means so much to us. Our days are filled with hardships everyday, and having this laundry means everything to us.>> Washing detergent and fabric softener are also offered free of charge.
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The laundromat, opening in an old hospital complex, near the Vatican. The Pope's office teaming up with a Catholic charity and leading manufacturers to provide the brand new equipment.>> The laundromat of Papa Francisco has a huge positive impact, it restores dignity to the homeless.>> Since his election in March 2013, Francis has taken steps to help the homeless around the Vatican.
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Including opening shelters just off Saint Peter's Square, where they can bathe, get haircuts, medical referrals and information on social services.