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Pope Francis continues to upend the Vatican’s old system

The office of papal almoner is an ancient role, with its holder having the responsibility of performing works of charity on behalf of the pontiff. When Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Konrad Krajewski to the role five years ago, he offered him these words of advice: “You can sell your desk,” he told him. “You don’t need it. You need to get out of the Vatican.”

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