- May 15, 2021
The Office of Papal Charities has purchased enough doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to offer inoculations in Rome to 1,200 of “the poorest and most marginalized people who, because of their situation, are the most exposed” to the coronavirus.
Roberto Molinari was a cheerful man from Verona, a big fan of the Italian soccer team AS Roma, and was used to sharing a meal with one the cardinals closest to Pope Francis.
After recovering from COVID-19 himself, the pope’s point man for charity is encouraging people to not forget the poor and homeless as vaccination programs ramp up around the world.
After a 10-day stay in the hospital battling COVID-19, one of Pope Francis’s closest cardinals came home on Friday to find a gift from the boss: An Argentinian steak.
Two top Vatican cardinals, one of whom was seen talking with Pope Francis on Friday, have tested positive for COVID-19. One of them is in the hospital, fighting off pneumonia.
The funeral on Friday in Valtellina, Italy, for Father Roberto Malgesini was a testimony of how he lived: Modest, simple and – just as the family wanted – private.
Hours after a fire or fires sent thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing their tents and makeshift container homes at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, a close aide to Pope Francis called for the permanent resettlement of all the residents.
The pope’s right hand man for charity, Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, used his vacation to take 11 homeless people from the streets of Rome to a beach not far from the Italian capital.