The pope’s laundry for the homeless is open for business, the Vatican said, on Monday.
Located in the central Rome district of Trastevere, the free laundry offers six washers and dryers, six irons, and detergent.
The “Pope’s Laundry,” as the Vatican has dubbed it, is run out of a former hospital, by volunteers from the St Egidio lay Catholic movement.
Showers, a barber shop, and a free clinic will be added to the facility in the coming months, the Vatican said in a statement.
The equipment comes courtesy of Whirlpool, while Procter and Gamble splashed out for the detergent, it said.
Pope Francis two years ago opened a barber shop for the needy under the colonnade of St Peter’s Square, where barbers and hairdressers volunteer in their spare time. (NAN)