Pope’s Skoda car given to Mater Dei homeless hub in Drumcondra
Staff will use car to help homeless families move to long term accommodation
Pope Francis arrives in the Papal Skoda at the Presidential Residence during his visit in Dublin. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters.
Staff at the Mater Dei homeless hub in Drumcondra will use the car to help homeless families move from temporary facilities in the hub to long term accommodation.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin decided to donate the car to Crosscare, a social care agency in the Archdiocese of Dublin which runs the Mater Dei hub.
Conor Hickey, Director of Crosscare services, said they were delighted with the gift and hoped that families who were struggling would find this gesture from the Pope of some comfort.
The Skoda car will be given to Crosscare in the coming days and will be in daily use as the family hub is constantly full.