MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis woman who serves the poor and homeless in the Twin Cities got a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis Thursday in Washington, D.C.
“He was warm, he was kind. I mean, I hugged him once and I hugged him again and he hugged me back, and I said, ‘Pope Francis, pray for me and my work. It’s getting bigger and bigger, and I just ask you to pray that I can continue this work and have your anointing,'” Copeland said.
Sharing and Caring Hands, located near Target Field in Minneapolis, is in the midst of a $5 million expansion. Copeland has worked to serve the Twin Cities’ homeless and impoverished for 30 years.