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Friday, July 17, 2009

Remembering a priest who loved the poor

The poor of San Francisco have lost a friend. Franciscan Father Floyd Lotito, longtime director of many programs at the St. Anthony Foundation in the city's Tenderloin district, died Tuesday.

Father Lotito was known for his ability to involve some of the city's most powerful residents in programs that helped the poor, including San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

"He was able to bring together well-known San Francisco politicians, athletes and philanthropists and connect them with the Tenderloin. He saw both sides of San Francisco and brought them together," St. Anthony Foundation spokesman Barry Stenger told the San Francisco Examiner (click HERE for story).

Click HERE for a photo remembrance of Father Lotito, put together by the St. Anthony Foundation. 

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