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Vatican cardinal, Konrad Krajewski, came under light arms fire

17 Sep, 2022
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Vatican cardinal, Konrad Krajewski, came under light arms fire

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Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Service of Charity, gets shot at as he delivers humanitarian aid in Pope Francis’ name near the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, emerging unscathed and continuing his mission, Vatican News writes.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is currently in Ukraine for the fourth time since Russia’s invasion on 24 February. He is there to deliver humanitarian aid, rosaries, and spiritual closeness in the name of Pope Francis, who sent the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Service of Charity. The Polish-born Cardinal traveled first to Odessa, then to Zaporizhzhia, where he presently finds himself. His mission should take him next to Kharkiv.

The Cardinal and his companions

"They met people and unloaded food, but on the second of the planned stages, it happened that the group came under fire, and the cardinal, along with the others, had to save himself," the message says.

"For the first time in my life, I didn’t know where to run… because it’s not enough to run. You have to know where to go," the cardinal told the publication.

Where exactly the incident occurred is not reported.

Cardinal Krajewski and those with him escaped the incident unscathed, and continued to deliver the aid loaded in the minibus.

Cardinal Krajewski with a Ukrainian family

After this most recent incident, Cardinal Krajewski reiterated his belief that “we can only pray and repeat: ‘Jesus, I trust in you.’


The Odessa Journal

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