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Pope’s ‘charity cardinal’ driving a donated ambulance to Lviv

Kardynał Krajewski z wizytą na Ukrainie

I.Media for Aleteia - published on 03/26/22

Cardinal Krajewski has just left Fatima, where he led the consecration of Russia, and is headed back to Ukraine.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the man in charge of the Pope’s charity work, is visiting Ukraine for the second time, the director of the Vatican press office informed Vatican media on March 26.

He is driving an ambulance donated by Pope Francis to the city of Lviv, still relatively untouched by Russian bombing in the west of the country.

Having just left Fatima in Portugal, where he celebrated the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25 at the same time as the Pontiff in Rome, the Polish prelate is already on the road again, this time in the direction of the war zone.

He will gift the municipal authorities with the ambulance recently blessed by the head of the Catholic Church.

Fatima consecration

Cardinal Krajewski says he is making this trip “with all his faith” to “see the concrete consequences” of the act of consecration that united the Church worldwide.

Cardinal Krajewski told Crux that he will have a back-up driver – a Polish homeless man who will stay in Krakow, while the cardinal goes on to Ukraine. “We will switch behind the wheel; it’s a long ride from Rome to Eastern Europe,” he told Crux.

In union with the Pontiff in St. Peter’s, some 15,000 faithful – including Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa – gathered in Fatima for the consecration.

On his previous trip to Ukraine two weeks ago, the apostolic chaplain crossed the border from Poland to Lviv and into the interior of the country.

Cardinal Michael Czerny, prefect ad interim of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development, also traveled to Hungary and Slovakia to support the refugees.

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Consecration of RussiaPope FrancisRussiaUkraine
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