Pope Francis has allegedly provided “immediate” financial help to a group of transsexuals who were no longer able to support themselves from “customers on the street” amid the coronavirus lockdown in Italy.
“At the height of the coronavirus emergency, a group of transsexuals, almost all Latin Americans, arrived in the church with amazement and wonder,” Don Andrea Conocchia, the parish priest of Torvaianica, not far from Rome, told Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano.
“They asked for help because with the virus they no longer had customers on the street,” Don Andrea continued.
According to Il Fatto Quotidiano, the priest “was not overcome by prejudices, but was immediately won over by the solidarity of this transsexual community that shared the rent and helped as much as it could.”
The group of transsexual prostitutes reached out to Pope Francis, through the Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski.
“Francis’ response was immediate,” the paper reported.
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