Cardinal Michael Czerny

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Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J. (1927-2012).

Cardinal Martini was a ‘prophet,’ says Vatican cardinal

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Czerny said that Martini, who died in 2012, ‘anticipated paths that finally involve the universal Church.’ Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny has been appointed as the new prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Czerny head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also named a new secretary and undersecretary for the social development dicastery. Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny takes possession of his titular church of San Michele Arcangelo in Rome, Jan. 19, 2020.

Vatican cardinal to make 2nd visit to Ukraine border at Pope Francis’ request

Mar 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Michael Czerny will travel to the Ukraine-Slovakia frontier. Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny at the Vatican press office on Feb. 12, 2020.

At Ukraine border, papal envoy denounces hospital bombing

Mar 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We must stop these attacks on civilians,’ Cardinal Czerny said. Read more

Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, pictured in St. Peter’s Basilica on June 29, 2019.

‘I will go to Ukraine, as far as I can,’ says papal envoy

Mar 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is one of two Vatican cardinals visiting the war-torn country. Read more

Heavy ash fall is seen over Tonga, Jan. 17, 2022, several days after a volcanic eruption.

Cardinal Czerny leads prayer service after Tonga volcano

Jan 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Michael Czerny on Monday led a prayer service for Tonga, after an underwater volcanic eruption caused a devastating tsunami... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Turkson’s resignation as head of Vatican’s social development office

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

The dicastery will be led for now by Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny. Read more

Pope Francis visits Rome’s Astalli Center on Sept. 10, 2013.

Pope Francis: Refugees are ending up in a ‘desert of humanity’

Nov 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The number of people forced to flee their homelands continues to grow,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal’s visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis welcomes giant puppet to Vatican

Sep 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children. Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny June 27 with candidates for ordination.

Commentary: Ordination amid coronavirus - A call for humility and courage

Jun 30, 2020

A guest commentary from Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ.  Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the migrants and refugees section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Cardinal Czerny: Immigrants are essential, pandemic shows

May 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The emergency caused by coronavirus has made the situation of many vulnerable people even more precarious; it has also highlighted... Read more