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The Knotted Grotto - a temporary art installment by Project HOME for the WMOF2015 - encourages people to pray for others.

May 04, 2016

New Philly homeless housing facility named for Pope Francis set to open

The Francis House of Peace, which is set to open Wednesday, will also house the Knotted Grotto prayer installation created during the pope's visit

A new housing facility to help the city's homeless and low-income population is set to open Wednesday, May 4, at 810 Arch St. in Chinatown, Newsworks reports.

Related: Pope Francis visits 'Knotted Grotto' at Basilica of St. Peter and Paul

The 94-unit site, named the Francis House of Peace after Pope Francis' historic visit to Philadelphia in the fall, was developed in partnership with Project HOME and the Middleton Partnership in cooperation with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp., Newsworks said.

The site will also house the framework of the Knotted Grotto prayer installation that was created during the pope's visit. Visitors to the Knotted Grotto scripted prayer requests on strips of cloth, which were then tied to the wooden frame.

Read the full Newsworks report here