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Haircuts for homeless at Vatican

Service to begin on Feb 16 along with bathrooms, showers

(ANSA) - Vatican City, January 29 - The homeless will soon be able to use not only shower and toilet facilities but also a barber service in the Vatican, ANSA learned Thursday.
    Haircuts and shaves will be available to the down-and-out free of charge on Mondays - the day on which barber shops and hairdressers in Italy are traditionally closed - starting February 16 under the auspices of the Office of papal charities.
    The service will be provided by volunteer barbers who have already donated razors, brushes, scissors, a mirror and a barber's chair towards the effort.
    The showers and toilets should also come into operation on February 16.
    All services will be located in newly renovated premises under St Peter's colonnade.


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