CNA Newsroom, Dec 9, 2022 / 13:00 pm
The prefect of the Dicastery for Charity, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, visited the Italian island of Ischia on behalf of Pope Francis to meet with the victims of recent floods.
The floods took place in the early morning hours of Nov. 26 and have so far caused the deaths of 12 people, several serious injuries, and the evacuation of at least 200 people.
The Holy Father asked Krajewski to travel on his behalf on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, to express his spiritual closeness.
In an interview with the local press, the Vatican official said that he visited some homes of the relatives of the deceased and also prayed in the Church of the “Santissima Annunziata” (“The Most Holy Virgin of the Annunciation”), where some of the coffins with the bodies of the deceased were placed and whose funerals will soon be conducted.