Pope Francis Gives Lunch to the Poor – level 3

29-11-2017 07:00

Pope Francis came to a lunch for 1,200 impoverished people at a Vatican auditorium, as the lunch was part of the Catholic Church’s first World Day for the Poor. The lunch was veal, gnochetti sardipasta and dessert.

Guests from Rome and Europe had been at a mass at St Peter’s Basilica. Pope Francis said at the mass that helping the poor is a ‘passport to paradise’.

Difficult words: impoverished (poor), veal (meat of a young calf/cow), gnochetti sardi pasta (a type of small pasta), basilica (a type of Catholic church), paradise (Heaven).

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