Holy Father Pope Francis is offering a ticket for fun-filled ‘Circus of Solidarity’ to more than 2000 of the Rome’s poor and homeless people, several refugees, a group of prisoners and many families in great need. His Holiness is giving the joy of a night at the circus to the Rome’s poor through the Papal Almoner, taking the opportunity to provide the services of healthcare professionals to those in need. The event is expected to take place on the evening of Thursday, 11th January, 2018, at the Medrano Circus in Rome’s northern Saxa Rubra districts. The impetus behind the Circus of Solidarity is the businessman Fabrizio Grandi and the Casartelli family who has directed the Medrano Circus for seven generations.

As reported by Vatican radio, Braian Casartelli remarked that “My team seeks to give its whole heart to transmit happiness and passion through their performances. Thursday would be a marvelous evening in honor of the many people of Rome who live in difficulty.”

At a recent General Audience, Pope Francis told the performers of the Medrano Circus: “Circus performers create beauty. This is good for the soul, for we greatly need beauty!”