- Apr 18, 2021
The Vatican donated thousands of protective masks to several Chinese provinces affected by the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
Before blessing a large resin cross constructed around a used orange life vest, Pope Francis insisted human beings have a “binding” moral obligation to save those whose lives are threatened, including the lives of migrants and refugees.
Pope Francis on Friday opened a new place for the homeless at the doorsteps of the Vatican. Although calling it a “place” is rather an understatement: It’s really a palace, using the historic name it has had for centuries – Palazzo Migliori.
Bureaucratic miracles are his specialty, and on Monday he finalized one: Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski arranged a contract offering a lifeline for thousands of refugees in the Italian region of Foggia.
During his visit to a center offering respite and food to refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski followed a sign that said, “Broken? Fix it here.” “Fix it” could be the motto on Krajewski’s coat of arms. (Instead, it is “Misericordia,” mercy.)
Back in Rome less than 24 hours after visiting refugees in camps in Greece, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski turned on some lights and found himself being threatened by Italy’s deputy prime minister.
In the spirit of Christmas giving, Pope Francis has opened a new medical center for the poor and homeless near the Vatican, offering emergency and first aid services to those who require medical help.
The Italian Church took on the responsibility and expenses of welcoming 100 immigrants from the Diciotti ship, while Italy and the EU are in a dispute over migrant distribution. Now tensions rise as over 50 immigrants have disappeared.