Pope Francis Preaches Support for Poor as Harlem’s Homeless Face Displacement

As Pope Francis visited uptown Manhattan with messages of support and tolerance, especially for the poor, a Harlem neighborhood struggled over how to respond to a persistent homeless population, many of whom have been evicted from an underpass in the neighborhood.

Police removed an encampment from under a train overpass about one month ago, residents said. It was a change for which local residents lobbied for more than one year.

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