- May 28, 2020
A year ago, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the head of Pope Francis’s charitable office, became the pope’s Robin Hood when he broke the law to help those most in need.
Italy being Italy, many of the unique moments during the country’s long coronavirus lockdown have involved the Catholic Church.
Among the beneficiaries of the pope’s charity during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak are a small number of transgender prostitutes in Rome, who, not having any clients, found themselves on the verge of homelessness and knocked on the door of their local parish for help.
To mark his name day, the feast of St. George, Pope Francis gave the gift of medical supplies to several countries reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
Dozens of refugees sheltering in an abandoned office building have tested positive for the coronavirus, triggering concerns for the welfare of the hundreds more still living there in crowded and unsanitary conditions.
Vatican officials should “participate in the pain that so many families feel these days,” according to one of Pope Francis’s chief aides.