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A life devoted to the homeless

Abbé Pierre, the French priest who founded the international Emmaus Movement of communities to help the destitute, died on Monday, aged 94. One freezing night in February 1954, he made a radio appeal on behalf of the thousands of homeless which prompted a national response in donations and the building of temporary homes. He pressed for secure tenancies, and was voted one of France’s most popular men. President Chirac and other politicians are expected to attend his funeral today ...

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