Sant’Egidio hosts funeral for homeless victim

ROME – A funeral will be held on Wednesday evening by the Sant’Egidio Community for Nereo, a homeless man killed in a hit-and-run incident, according to a press release from the Catholic organisation.

 The man’s body was discovered under the Sublicio Bridge on Tuesday morning, the eighth homeless death in the Eternal City since the beginning of winter. The Community urges everyone to do more to protect the most vulnerable in light of this statistic.

 The Santa Teresa d’Avila church on Corso d’Italia in Rome will host Nereo’s funeral, while volunteers from the Community will visit the homeless neighbourhood he lived in after the service.