ROME, may 19. /Offset. TASS Faith Shcherbakov/. Pope Francis surprised the residents in the peripheral district of Rome, Ostia, where he came to bless their home. As reported by the print service of the Holy see, the Pope thus continued in the course of the last Jubilee year of Christianity the event “Friday of mercy.”

The Abbot of one of the local parishes two days ago, hung up the announcement that this Friday will perform the traditional blessing of the houses in poslepechatnye weeks. The surprise of the congregation was genuine when I opened the door, they saw the Pope.

Pope Francis blessed a dozen apartments, and in a very simple manner communicated to families. In advance of his trip to Ostia has not been announced.

Next Saturday Francis will continue their trip around Italy waiting for him in Genoa . One of the local studios of sewing prepared for the Pontiff special attire – a tunic of white denim that, as there is hope, Francis will wear during the mass.