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Pope Pays to Rent Beach Space for Disabled Youths

Pope Francis.

The papal almsgiver has made a donation, in the name of Pope Francis, to cover the annual rent for a beach area near Rome used by disabled youths.

The Madonnina, an association that runs the beach establishment near Rome without barriers for the disabled, in a statement Tuesday announced the donation for the area just outside the town of Fiumicino. No money figure was cited.

Past charity initiatives by Pope Francis have included day-trips to the beach for homeless people.