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Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski.

Pope Francis sends papal almoner to Holy Land for Christmas as a sign of solidarity

Dec 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski will spend Christmas in Jerusalem, where he will join the local Christian community in praying for peace. Read more

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner, after cutting the ribbon on a new "Pope's Laundromat" for the homeless.

Pope Francis opens two new laundromats for the homeless

Nov 5, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

The new facilities include washers and dryers, detergent, hot showers, and a full range of personal hygiene products.  Read more

Rony Roller Circus.

Vatican invites Rome poor to a day at the circus

Feb 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s charity office has invited around 2,000 poor and marginalized people to a circus performance in Rome on Saturday. Read more

Pope Francis and Cardinal Konrad Krajewski with the ambulance bound for Ukraine.

Vatican cardinal brings ambulance from Pope Francis to Ukraine

Mar 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

This is the second time that Cardinal Konrad Krajewski has traveled to Lviv since full-scale war broke out. Read more

Pope Francis with the volunteers helping vaccinate people in need at the Vatican April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Apr 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need... Read more

Archbishop Francesco Giovanni Brugnaro of Camerino-San Severino Marche and Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski purchase food from small farmers. Photo courtesy of the Holy See Press Office.

Vatican 'goes shopping' in Italy earthquake zones to help local economy

Feb 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a bid to help local economies in the zones ravaged by several major earthquakes in 2016 recover, the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis at the Jubilee Audience in St. Peter's Square on April 9, 2016.

Papal pizza? Rome's homeless get a special treat from Francis

Aug 17, 2016

As summer temperatures soar in Rome, a trip to the beach and pizza dinner may sound like an ideal way... Read more

Mobility scooter.

A scooter from Pope Francis – elderly couple receives gift of mobility

Jun 6, 2016

An elderly couple with disabilities on the outskirts of Rome now has an electric scooter, thanks to a gift from... Read more

Ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Oct. 29, 2014.

Vatican invites 150 homeless for dinner, private tour of Sistine Chapel

Mar 24, 2015

By Elise Harris

In addition to food, umbrellas, sleeping bags, showers and haircuts, the Vatican is now offering Rome’s homeless the gift of... Read more

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner.

Papal almoner celebrates funeral for homeless man

Jan 14, 2014

Vatican officials held a funeral Mass on Jan. 10 for Alexander Pawlewski, a beggar who was often seen on the... Read more

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner.

Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Oct 16, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out... Read more