Tampa Parish in the News When Homeless Visitors Use Church Steps

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TAMPA, Fla. — While reaching out to help the homeless is a good thing, it can sometimes come with its share of problems and challenges. Sacred Heart Church here is experiencing some of the problems associated with having more than 50 people sleep on its steps, sometimes overflowing into the streets. The police are asking the church to take steps to limit the crowd.

The burgeoning problem has attracted the interest of the media. Articles  appeared recently in the St. Petersburg Times and The Florida Catholic, the publication of the St. Petersburg Diocese. They can be found through the links below.