- Jan 19, 2020
While some Italians speculate about a Catholic-progressive alliance to challenge right-wing populism, it would have to do justice to the concerns of ordinary folk.
Realizing he could no longer minister directly to poor people as he used to in Buenos Aires, a newly elected Pope Francis found another secret “street priest” to act in his place — Cardinal-designate Konrad Krajewski.
Cardinal-to-be Konrad Krajewski is the pope’s almoner, a Prince of the Church who spends his time with the poor.
The Vatican and the Italian Athletics Federation are teaming up to bring an estimated 250 homeless people, migrants and poor to watch the upcoming Golden Gala at Rome’s Olympic Stadium.
Among other things, Pope Francis on Sunday made a clear statement of solidarity with persecuted Christians by naming an Iraqi Patriarch as a new cardinal.
I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed… ‘gelato!’ on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to homeless served in Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.