|Social Welfare||ADELAIDE CHURCHES SUPPORT VINNIES FIGHT|
Adelaide's inner city churches have urged the City Council to reverse its rejection of the St Vincent de Paul Society's plans to upgrade shelter accommodation for homeless men men in the CBD.|
The convenor of the City Minister's Circle, Fr Maurice Shinnick, administrator of Adelaide's St Francis Xavier's Catholic Cathedral, said the proposed new shelter "would have offered the men accommodation more respectful of their human dignity".
The Circle, representing clergy from 10 inner-city churches, has written to the Lord Mayor.
Fr Shinnick said council support for the new shelter would have been a significant sign of an appreciation of the work done by churches in the City of Adelaide for the city's homeless and poor.
It would also have shown "a desire to work collaboratively in the alleviation of suffering".
Cath Comm (SA)