Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Konrad Krajewski’

Caritas Ukraine humanitarian aid warehouse obliterated

Thursday, September 21st, 2023
civilian targets

Pope Francis has resolutely condemned the use of “conventional weapons” against civilian targets. In a message sent to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Cardinal Peter Turkson, the condemnation comes after a Russian drone attack in Lviv, Ukraine, obliterated a Caritas-Spes-owned warehouse containing humanitarian aid. The secretary general of Caritas Internationalis, Alistair Dutton, said the Russian Read more

Homeless help humanitarian effort in Ukraine

Monday, September 4th, 2023

A group of homeless men joined “the pope’s team,” on 30 August and helped to unload a truck full of humanitarian supplies for Ukraine. The following day they received a personal thanks from Pope Francis. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner confirmed that the Pope was aware of the men’s hard work. “I asked them Read more

Campaigners urge Pope to reaffirm principles of Laudato Si’ regarding circuses

Monday, March 13th, 2023

The UK-based Catholic Concern for Animals and many more Christian animal rights groups have written an open letter to Pope Francis protesting at the use of wild animals in circuses, and in particular a circus which took place at the Vatican last month. On February 11th the Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, organised an entertainment Read more

Papal aides deliver relief to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
Turkey and Syria quake

Pope Francis has dispatched a team of papal representatives to provide supplies and comfort to victims of a massive earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6. Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Charity, and Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Oriental Churches, have been on the Read more

Animal rights group blasts Pope over circus

Thursday, February 16th, 2023
Animal rights Pope circus

Pope Francis and Cardinal Konrad Krajewski are receiving criticism from animal rights activists for organising a circus outing for over 200 marginalised individuals in Rome. The International Organisation for the Protection of Animals (OIPA) has claimed that the animals are subjected to “painful constraints” for human amusement by the circus, known for its animal acts. Read more

Vatican invites Rome poor to a day at the circus

Monday, February 13th, 2023

The Vatican’s charity office invited around 2,000 poor and marginalized people to a circus performance in Rome on Saturday. “Making it possible to participate in this performance is a way to give a few hours of contentment to those who are confronted with a hard life and need help to nurture hope,” Pope Francis’ almoner, Read more

Vatican holds thermal shirt drive for Ukraine

Thursday, December 8th, 2022
thermal shirt

The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Service of Charity is holding a thermal shirt drive to help people in Ukraine, who are facing an energy emergency amid the war. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the pope’s almoner, says the charity office is “already stocking up” on thermal shirts for men, women and children. He is encouraging others to Read more

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski prays at mass grave in Ukraine

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

A Vatican envoy in Ukraine prayed in silence at the recently discovered mass grave in Izium on Monday while forensic experts in white protective suits exhumed bodies – at least 146 so far. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski said during his visit to the grave site on 19 September that “seeing so many [dead] in one area Read more

Cardinal in Ukraine dodges Russian bullets

Monday, September 19th, 2022
Dodges Russian Bullets

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski and those working with him emerged unscathed after they came under fire on Saturday, near the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia. Krajewski, was sent by Pope Francis to Ukraine to show the pope’s “closeness” to the Ukrainian people. “It would be good if you could go again to Ukraine, to the war zones, Read more

Pope Francis: ‘Cardinal Krajewski in Ukraine to show my closeness’

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

“We continue to pray for the Ukrainian people, that the Lord will give them comfort and hope.” Pope Francis made that appeal on Sunday as he spoke to pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer. The Pope also recalled that he had sent Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Read more