Gelato for St. George's Day: On Feast of Pope's Namesake, 3000 Ice Creams for the Poor & Needy

Happy Feast of St. George!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry

For the feast of St. George, and Pope Francis’ namesake day, the Pope is giving 3,000 gelatos to Rome’s poor and needy.
This was announced this morning in a note from the papal almoner, stating Pope Francis wishes to celebrate his name day–as the Pope’s given name is Jorge (George) — with the homeless and most needy of Rome.
«Therefore, today, in the day in which the Church remembers St. George, 3,000 ice creams will be given to those who daily come to the food kitchens, dormitories and other structures in the capital, run in great part by Caritas.»
Today’s feast day is a big celebration in Italy.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry

Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a donation