The Pope’s Almoner is in favor of a new humanitarian mission and the inauguration of a home for women and children in the Eastern European country. He says he was deeply shocked by the attack in Lviv on a Caritas facility that had several times housed materials sent by Francis for the war-ravaged population.
Benedetta Capelli – Vatican City
“I feel pain”. There is deep sadness in the words of Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the Pope’s almoner, contacted by telephone in Ukraine, where he must bring Francis’ help and consolation. It refers to the attack that took place on the night of Tuesday, September 19th, against a Caritas-Spes Ukraine depot in Lviv. A warehouse often used by the Dicastery of Charity to deliver materials donated by the Pope to people in need. For example, electrical generators were sent here, which were then distributed in the most remote areas due to the conflict. Caritas reports that the warehouse and everything it contained was razed to the ground, almost 300 tons of humanitarian aid went up in smoke, fortunately there were no casualties in the attack.
A new mission
Cardinal Krajewski is in the Lviv area because, in addition to providing relief supplies, he plans to inaugurate a house for women and children, “Casa del Riparo,” which was built thanks to the support of the Pope and numerous donors and is managed by the community becomes Albertina’s sister. “This house,” says a statement from the Dicastery for the Service of Charity, “was built during the conflict to support the numerous people who fled the bombed places” and those who did not want to leave the country , sought refuge in Lviv. “Single mothers with their children and homeless women find accommodation there in appropriately prepared rooms. A dining hall for the poor is also planned within these facilities to provide them a hot meal and a place of refuge,” it added. the text. “The almoner will inaugurate the house in the name of Pope Francis, as a sign of support, help and closeness to the many people who had to flee due to the conflict, and bring the apostolic blessing.” Krajewski also plans to visit the various parishes, in which the refugees are received, and to thank “all volunteers and everyone who helps the suffering and needy population far from their homeland”.