Archbishop to bless Habitat house built in honor of Pope Francis

Pope Francis may be in Rome, but his influence will be strongly felt in one Atlanta home.

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will bless the future home of Kiaria Dotson and her two-year-old daughter during a dedication at noon Saturday at 2958 River Ridge Dr. S.W. Atlanta. The family will also receive a Bible for their new home.

In November , Atlanta Habitat for Humanity began construction on a home honoring Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Roman Catholic Church.

The three-bedroom house was built over seven Saturdays by volunteers from 19 Atlanta organizations, including Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church . It’s one of 58 Pope Francis houses that were built across the nation, with two others in Haiti.

“Atlanta Habitat is proud to be a part of this initiative honoring Pope Francis and his commitment to social justice,” said Lisa Y. Gordon, president and CEO of Atlanta Habitat. “ The faith-based community continues to be one of our most important and outstanding partners since Atlanta Habitat’s founding 33 years ago.”

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