The Church as a safe haven

Andrew Medechini | AP Photo

Children play around tents under the portico of the Roman Catholic Basilica of the “Twelve Holy Apostles” in downtown Rome, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Since early August, the 15th Century portico has been sheltering some one hundred persons, including Italians and other Europeans as well as migrants, who are homeless after being evicted earlier this month from a building they had occupied on the outskirts of Rome.

Photograph by Andrew Medichini for the Associated Press