WelCom April 2022
Two cardinals arrived at separate destinations on one mission entrusted to them by Pope Francis: to bring relief, hope and encouragement to suffering Ukrainians. Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner, arrived in the city of Lviv March 8 and met with Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, and Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, head of the Latin-rite Archdiocese of Lviv. Cardinal Krajewski visited a variety of social service centres and took part in a joint prayer service with representatives of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organisations.
Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny, interim president of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, arrived in Budapest, Hungary, March 8. He visited the Keleti train station where he met with Caritas volunteers and thanked them for their work. He also met with refugees fleeing the violence in Ukraine.