Sorella Poverta

Reports in the Daily Telegraph that monks of Ampleforth Abbey are to benefit from a refit costing £6.8m which will include en suite bathrooms and Moulton Brown toiletries, have been greeted with anger and incredulity by Pope Francis.

The Pope’s own lifestyle is known to be frugal and austere.

Papal aid Antonio Spadaro has consequently released pictures of the Papal accommodation in the Casa Santa Marta, and of a typical pontifical meal.

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                         The Cinquecento has been sold and the proceeds given to the poor.

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