Pope Francis is turning a former women's sanctuary into "a Palace for the Poor:"

"Palace of the Best" was originally donated to the Vatican in the 1930s to be used as a women's sanctuary. The group who previously occupied it moved to another location, emptying the palace.

The home overlooks St. Peter's Square and could have been used as a hotel to generate income, but Pope Francis decided to use the facility to help the needy. He renamed the location to the Night and Day Care Center.

The building is "a place where the homeless and poor of Rome can sleep, eat, and learn," says the Vatican.

When remodelling the location, Pope Francis insisted that the company employ members of the homeless population. The company has now hired several of the workers.

The Night and Day Care Center can host 50 men and women in its four-story building and feeds its residents twice a day.