Spread hope, preach Christ and don’t worry about numbers, says Pope
Visiting Milan, the centre of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them.
He had lunch at the city’s historic San Vittore prison, where all 893 inmates – men and women – are awaiting trial.
But Pope Francis began his visit on the outskirts of the city, at the “White Houses”, a housing development for the poor built in the 1970s. Three families welcomed the pope into their apartments: Stefano Pasquale, 59, who is ill and cared for by his 57-year-old wife, Dorotee; a Muslim couple and their three children from Morocco;