Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Konrad Krajewski’

Vatican to vaccinate 1,200 people in need during Holy Week

Monday, March 29th, 2021

The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Office of Papal Charities is offering doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, purchased by the Holy See and offered by the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital through the Vatican COVID-19 Commission, to “the poorest and most marginalized people who, Read more

Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

A building in Rome owned by a convent will be used as a reception centre for up to 60 asylum seekers, the chaplain responsible for the Vatican’s charitable works announced Monday. Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, dubbed Pope Francis’s “Robin Hood” by the Italian press, said in a statement that the centre would welcome single women, Read more

There is a Gospel in the making on the streets

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Known in the Vatican as “Don Corrado” – the Papal Almoner leads alms-giving in the city of Rome on the pope’s behalf. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski’s parish is the street, and no virus will stop him from helping the poor, he says. On Sunday, he toured around the Roman parishes and told them that “washing the Read more

Disadvantaged and homeless dine at Vatican with Pope Francis

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pope Francis, Sunday, marked the Church’s World Day of the Poor by hosting 1,500 homeless and disadvantaged people for lunch. The menu included lasagna, chicken in a cream of mushroom sauce, potatoes, sweets, fruit and coffee. Some 150 tables were set up in a Vatican hall where Francis normally holds his weekly indoor audiences with Read more

Vatican Cardinal nips down manhole, restores electricity

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Opposing state authorities, a Rome-based cardinal has restored electricity at a disused, state-owned property being used by over 400 homeless people including 100 children. The building has been occupied since 2013 after being taken over by activists, who are using it to provide shelter for the homeless and to host several workspaces. Its power had Read more