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Papal almoner embraces new role, living with the poor

December 02, 2013

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who was named by Pope Francis to become the papal almoner, has followed the Pontiff’s instructions to redefine the traditional role, AP reports.

The office of papal almoner, charged with handling the Pope’s private charities, has traditionally been given to an elderly prelate, who has sent donations to approved institutions. But Archbishop Krajewski, a relatively young (50), has taken a hands-on approach, spending his time on the streets of Rome to feed the homeless and directly contacting needy people who write to the Pope for help.


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