At the beginning of 2022, Jalloul’s car broke down and he wasn’t able to keep feeding the homeless for several days.
“The priest realized that something was going on and asked about my car. I had launched an online campaign in order to collect money. Then he told me to go see him at his parish,” he recalled.
Lancellotti donated money from the Vicariate for the Homeless to the Muslim cleric, so he could buy a new vehicle. That is when the Sheikh-mobile was born.
Jalloul decided to decorate the van with pictures of him and Lancellotti, along with his adoptive father and his cousin, who work with him on the streets. It also includes the names of the Islamic center and of the pastoral for the homeless people.
“That is a work carried out by many people who have the same commitment to the poor and the homeless,” Lancellotti told Crux.