KRAJEWSKI Card. Konrad

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Apostolic Almoner,  was born in Łódź, Poland, on 25 November 1963.

After his high school studies, he entered the diocesan seminary of Łódź in 1982. On 11 June 1988, after obtaining a degree in theology from the Catholic University of Lublin, he was ordained a priest.

For two years he carried out pastoral work in his diocese as parish vicar, first in Rusiec and then in Łódź. In 1990 he was sent to Rome to continue his studies at the Saint Anselmo Liturgical Institute. On 5 March 1993 he obtained a licentiate in sacred liturgy from the same Liturgical Institute and on 10 March 1995 a degree in theology, with specialization in liturgy, from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas.

During his stay in Rome, he collaborated with the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and was Chaplain of the “La Sapienza” University Orthopedic and Traumatological Clinic.

He returned to his diocese in 1995, was master of ceremonies for the Archbishop and taught liturgy in the diocesan seminary and in the Franciscan and Salesian Seminary, as well as in the Warsaw Academy, having also been appointed prefect of the diocesan Seminary.

In 1998 he returned to Rome and was appointed by the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

On May 12, 1999 he was appointed as Papal master of ceremonies.

On 3 August 2013 he was appointed as Almoner of His Holiness and titular archbishop of Benevento.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 28 June 2018, of the Diaconate of Santa Maria Immacolata all'Esquilino.

Member of:

  • Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development.