Pope Francis has given the green light for three showers to be installed in the Vatican so the homeless have a free place to wash. The new showers will be in the world-famous St Peter's Square, a place where millions of pilgrims flock to each year. The inspiration came from Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who met a man who had been homeless for a decade. Apparently, the archbishop invited the man to dinner to celebrate his 50th birthday. The man declined saying he was embarrassed to accept the invitation because he smelled bad.The archbishop said: "I took him to dinner with me nonetheless….During dinner, he explained to me that you can always find some food in Rome. What is missing is a place to wash."
Construction of the showers will commence on November 17th. The idea has energised city planners, who havealready put plans in place to erect a further ten showers across Rome. Archbishop Krajewski has called fo volunteers and donations to help maintain the showers. He said the service particularly needed soap, towels and clean underwear. He told reporters: "It is not simple. It is easier to prepare sandwiches than to run a shower service. You need volunteers." When asked by journalists if he thought visitors might be offended by the showers for the homeless, the archbishop replied that it had always been the duty of the church to serve the poor and needy.
教宗方济准许在梵蒂冈建造三间浴池，流浪汉可以免费在这里洗澡。新的浴池将会建在世界著名的圣彼得广场，每年这里都会涌入上百万名朝圣者 。建造浴池这一想法来源于大主教康拉德·克拉耶夫斯基，他曾经遇见了一位漂流了十年的流浪汉 。显然，主教邀请这名男子共度晚餐，来庆祝自己50岁生日 。但是他拒绝了，说接受这一邀请让他感到非常尴尬，因为他身上有股难闻的味道 。主教说：不管怎样，我都会让你去吃晚餐 。在晚餐会上，他向我解释道他总会在罗马找到食物 。但是就是没有洗澡的地方 。”
1.invite sb to 邀请某人去
My father and mother want to invite you to go to the movies. (invite sb. to do sth.)
2.put in place 正在实施
Therefore, not only have we delayed the decision, we haven't put in place a chain of events to get us any closer.
3.flock to 涌入
But this alone would not be enough to make Berlin the center of cultural life. So many artists flock to Berlin because living there is cheaper than living in any other big city in Europe.
4.call for 呼吁
Their occurrence does not call for any change in the present level of pandemic alert.
1.What kind of light did the Pope give for the new showers?
a) a white one
b) a green one
c) a red one
d) an amber one
2.Who flocks to St Peter's Square every year?
b) shower makers
3.Who did an archbishop meet for dinner?
a) a homeless man
b) Pope Francis
c) a shower company CEO
d) a health inspector
4.Why did a man initially decline an invitation to dinner?
a) he didn't like the
b) he disliked the archbishop
c) he thought he smelled
d) he wasn't hungry
5.What did a homeless man say you could always find in Rome?
a) homeless people
6.When will the construction of the showers begin?
a) November 17
b) December 17
c) January 17
d) February 17
7.How many more showers are there plans for?
8.What did the archbishop say was easier than running a shower service?
a) preparing sandwiches
b) making beds
d) driving in Rome traffic
9.Who did journalists think might be offended by the showers?
b) the homeless
c) shower makers
d) the Pope
10.Who is it the duty of the church to help?
a) shower makers
c) the rich
d) the poor and needy