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Habitat for Humanity home built in honor of Pope Francis during “Year of Mercy”

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MILWAUKEE -- A special designation has been given to a home being built in Milwaukee.

Habitat for Humanity house being built in honor of Pope Francis

Habitat for Humanity house being built in honor of Pope Francis

Habitat for Humanity always builds in the name of its Christian beliefs. The men and women who lay the floors and build the walls do so to raise up someone's life.

But for a home on the corner of 41st and Garfield, it's being built specifically this week  in the name of Pope Francis. Milwaukee is one of three Habitat affiliates selected from more than 1,400 nationwide to build a home in honor of the Pontiff.

Milwaukee's Archbishop Jerome Listecki christened the home on Monday, September 14th. This, as he prepares for the pope's visit to the United States -- just a week away.

"This is a year the Pope has declared, a "Year of Mercy," said Archbishop Listecki. "So let's begin to think about ways in our own lives that we can be extending our services and love to others."

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki

That is precisely the reason so many people are helping build this home -- and why Archbishop Listecki made a special trip to bless it.

"One of the things Pope Francis demonstrates is he's one of us," said Archbishop Listecki.

By the time the archbishop leaves Milwaukee for the pope's east coast visit, the roof should be going up on the home he blessed.

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