Jun 13, 2014 / 02:16 pm
The city council of Buenos Aires voted on Thursday to designate as a “Historic Site” the home where Jorge Mario Bergoglio – now Pope Francis – lived during his childhood and adolescence.
In their declaration, council members described the pontiff as a humble, compassionate person in touch with the poor and concerned about the problems of today’s society.
These traits were apparent in his concrete actions to support priests working in poor neighborhoods, they said.
“He never ceased to reach out and help those suffering from some tragedy,” the council members stated in their declaration.
Ever since his election to the papacy last year, the Holy Father’s boyhood home in Buenos Aires has become a popular site for tourists and Catholic faithful.
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