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Papal presence graces downtown shelter (with video)

A banner, made from a photo of Pope Francis greeting a child, was installed July 1 to an outside wall of Samaritan House, a homeless shelter in downtown Denver run by Catholic Charities.

“This beautiful image illustrates the Holy Father’s vision of love and charity in Jesus Christ,” said Wendy Oldenbrook, director of marketing and communications at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. “We seek to live out this vision every day at Catholic Charities in service to the poor.”

The photograph is licensed by Catholic Charities from epa european pressphoto agency b.v.

Samaritan House is located at 2301 Lawrence St., in the heart of downtown. Last year, 226 of the shelter’s residents found employment, and more than half of residents moved to stable housing. To watch a video about the raising of the banner and for more about Samaritan House and the services they provide, visit www.ccdenver.org/samaritanhouse.



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Roxanne King
Roxanne King
Roxanne King is the former editor of the Denver Catholic Register and a freelance writer in the Denver area.

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