Pope launches new Vatican magazine 'written with the poor'
By Francesca Merlo
After the recitiation of the Angelus Prayer on Wednesday, for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis invited the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square to accept a copy of the first edition of the "Osservatore di Strada".
The monthly magazine, produced by the "Osservatore Romano", was distributed by volunteers in the Square for free, to anyone interested.
Aimed at giving voice to the poor and marginalised, the magazine, produced by the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication, is dedicated to art, stories and opinions of those whose stories, art and voices are often not heard, or ignored.
The monthy magazine wil be published on the first Sunday of each month, both in print and online. The distribution of hard copies will take place every Sunday in and around St Peter's Square, after the Pope’s Angelus.
Through the help of experts, the poor will be given a chance to contribute, so that everyone can be on the same level, given the same dignity and the same respect.