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Comforting touch

Pope dispatches Vatican official on personal missions of charity

Posted: December 7, 2013 at 3:01 a.m.

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski serves as the Vatican Almoner, a centuries-old job that entails carrying out acts of charity, as well as raising money to fund them.

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski serves as the Vatican Almoner, a centuries-old job that entails carrying out acts of charity, as well as raising money to fund them.

Pope Francis has ramped up the Vatican’s charity work, sending his chief alms-giver and a contingent of Swiss guards onto the streets of Rome at night to do what he usually can’t do: Comfort the poor and the homeless.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 12/07/2013

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