Roman charity serves traditional Christmas lunch

Having to adapt for a second Christmas due to the coronavirus pandemic, volunteers wearing Santa hats and protective masks delivered gifts and meals to people sitting socially distanced in the stunning setting of the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

The Rome-based lay movement of Sant'Egidio was founded in the late 1960s and has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize for its work with the poor.

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