Pope Francis recently sent 15,000 ice creams to prisoners during the hottest summer months. (Photos courtesy of the Associated Press)
Pope Francis gifted 15,000 ice creams to prisoners in Rome to help them cool down in the record-high temperatures present during the summer months in Italy this year.
凡蒂岡於週二發表聲明寫道教宗團隊將冰淇淋送至位於市中心的天皇后監獄 (Regina Coeli)和離市中心較遠的瑞比比亞監獄 (Rebibbia).
The Vatican stated on Tuesday that the ice creams were sent to two prisons in Rome–Regina Coeli, located in the center of the city, and Rebibbia, another in the outskirts.
According to the Guardian, the statement released on the Pope’s charity website claimed that they “did not go on holiday” during the summer months, instead, choosing to “visit prisoners and console the afflicted.”
The ice cream was delivered in the Pope’s name by Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, who has bestowed the title of “Almoner of His Holiness” in 2013.
In addition to the ice cream, Krajewski who is now 57, has also set up facilities for the homeless near the Vatican, providing medical aid and bathing utilities to those in need.
This summer has been one of Italy’s hottest yet with Syracuse recording a high of 48.8 Celcius in August.
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