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Vatican Offers Homeless New Mother a Place to Live After She Gives Birth Nearby

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Vatican officials offered to house a homeless woman who gave birth near St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday.

Italian police found the woman while patrolling the area—she had given birth on a piece of cardboard around 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to CBS News. Officers covered the mother and child in their jackets to protect them from the near freezing temperatures, later taking them to a nearby hospital.

The woman received a visit from Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, who carries out Pope Francis’ charity missions. He offered her space at a home owned by the Vatican for mother and babies in need.

According to a Vatican spokesman, the woman has not decided if she will accept the offer.

[CBS News]

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