- Oct 26, 2020
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.
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.