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Papal almoner to be ‘extension of the Pope’s heart’

Catholic World News - October 04, 2013

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, appointed Almoner of the Office of Papal Charities on August 3, has discussed his work in an interview with L’Osservatore Romano.

The prelate recounted that Pope Francis told him, “In Buenos Aires, often in the evening I went out to visit my poor. Now I cannot: it is difficult to get out of the Vatican. You, then, will do it for me, you will be an extension of my heart that reaches them and brings them smile and mercy of the Heavenly Father.”

“The Pope wants me to take direct contact with them, meet them in their existential realities, at their tables, shelters, nursing homes, or hospitals,” he added.

Archbishop Krajewski, according to the newspaper, will not neglect the office’s “normal charitable activity,” which entails assisting more than 6,500 persons each year “in silence and absolute discretion.”

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