published: 25.12.2013, 15:56 | updated: 25.12.2013 16:01:38
Prague - Prague Archbishop Cardinal Dominik Duka today gave Christmas lunch to 270 guests from the ranks of the poor, homeless, refugees and lonely in the Prague Archbishopric Palace today.
The solemn event was staged by the Catholic Sant'Egidio movement for the 15th time.
Dressed in the red robe, Duka wished happy and blessed Christmas to all those present.
"Look for support, this is also said by Christmas, that man is not alone," Duka said.
"The arrival of Lord Jesus gave the basic norm 'do to others what you would have them do to you,' this is your tremendous chance," Duka said
Along with opera singer Marketa Matlova, the guests were singing various Christmas carols. Upon his arrival, Duka joined them in Latin, for which he was mightily applauded.
Every guest obtained a soup and a main course as well as Christmas sweets and some fruit as dessert.
Each of the guests also received a Christmas gift.
The guests were provided care by about 60 volunteers who served the menu and sat along with the guests.
The Community Sant'Egidio staged joint Christmas lunches for 200,000 poor and lonely people in 70 countries today.
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