The Vatican has set up a medical-health clinic to assist the homeless, which will be open three days a week and which is located under the columns of St. Peter's Square, the Vatican Apostolic Limousine said today in a statement.
The center has three rooms equipped for medical visits, a space for administration, two bathrooms and a reception room, and is located in the area formerly occupied by the Vatican post offices.
This initiative is in addition to other similar initiatives also promoted by the Vatican and that are also developed along with the colonnade of San Pedro, such as showers and barbershops for people without resources.
The clinic will be open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and visits to chiropodists may also be made on Monday mornings.
The center has new equipment and machinery to offer the first medical examinations and some instrumental analyzes, and will be led by volunteer medical specialists and health personnel of the Holy See, the University of Rome-Tor Vergata and various associations.