Posts Tagged ‘Papal almoner’

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

Transgender group get COVID vaccinations at Vatican

Monday, July 5th, 2021
America Magazine

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, July 1, confirmed about 50 transgender people were invited to have their COVID vaccinations at the Vatican. Their first shots were on 3 April and their second on 24 April. The group came from a parish near Rome, where Fr Andrea Conocchia has been ministering to a transgender community Read more

Pope’s charity helps transgender prostitutes

Monday, May 4th, 2020

The Pope’s charity is helping transgender sex workers left without income due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. It all started two weeks ago, when a trans woman asked Fr Andrea Conocchia for help. He gave her food and basic supplies from the care packages. The day after, the woman returned with a friend – then 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

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

Vatican aid to poor up 25 per cent in 2014

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The Vatican under Pope Francis gave out aid worth 1.5 million euros (US $1.6 million) in 2014, an increase of 25 percent over the previous year. Refugees, prisoners, the homeless, the sick and the elderly benefitted from the aid. Direct Vatican aid helped 8000 people in 2014, along with religious communities which used it for Read more