Pope Francis meets homeless on private visit to Sistine Chapel

March 26, 2015 8:13 PM

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis made a surprise personal visit to 150 homeless people on a special tour of the Sistine Chapel on Thursday, in the latest nod to his vision of creating a church for the poor.

Francis greeted the visitors in the chapel where he was elected pope during a private viewing of its ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo more than 500 years ago.

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