Two Catholic Churches offer refuge for the night to people who sleep in public spaces

A man by the surname of Mr Chua stands at the exit of a vacated classroom of St Mary of the Angel's Church in Bukit Batok. The homeless go there after 9pm and are given mattresses, pillows and fans to sleep in the churches' classrooms.
A man by the surname of Mr Chua stands at the exit of a vacated classroom of St Mary of the Angel's Church in Bukit Batok. The homeless go there after 9pm and are given mattresses, pillows and fans to sleep in the churches' classrooms.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Two Catholic churches have opened their doors to people who sleep on the streets, offering them shelter for the night.

The Church of St Mary of the Angels in Bukit Batok started doing so for homeless people referred to them by the Catholic Welfare Services in late April, while the Church of Christ the King in Ang Mo Kio started in January last year.

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