Pope pays to rent beach space for disabled youths

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Posted: Apr 25, 2017 7:30 AM
Pope pays to rent beach space for disabled youths

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The papal almsgiver has made a donation, in the name of Pope Francis, to cover the annual rent for a beach area near Rome used by disabled youths.

The Madonnina, an association that runs the beach establishment near Rome without barriers for the disabled, in a statement Tuesday announced the donation for the area just outside the town of Fiumicino. No money figure was cited.

Past charity initiatives by Pope Francis have included day-trips to the beach for homeless people.