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an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients

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Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, considered the almoner of the pope, virtually confirmed the speculations that the former archbishop of Buenos Aires joins him in nightly trips into Rome for the discreet works of charity.
Konrad Krajewski is the Vatican Almoner, a centuries-old job of handing out alms -- and Francis has ramped up the job to make it a hands-on extension of his own personal charity.
Clare, a qualified counsellor, has been Dai's almoner for the past five years.
The building itself dates back to the 14th century and was once home to the Almoner of the 8th century Benedictine Abbey.
Quoting President Franklin Pierce, McReynolds wrote: "I can not find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States.
Some charity was, of course, a moral obligation, but the complete life of charity, the life of the almoner, was not made obligatory because it could not be a general way of life.
He started as the organisation's Almoner - guiding the charity's fundraising department - before being appointed Chancellor.
An active member of the Rotary club of Rhyl since 1971, he served as the club''s almoner.
Former Examiner colleague and friend Malcolm referred to his more recent contact with Alan as Almoner of his Masonic Lodge.
I readily and, I trust, feelingly acknowledge the duty incumbent on us all as men and citizens, and as among the highest and holiest of our duties, to provide for those who, in the mysterious order of Providence, are subject to want and to disease of body of mind; but I can not find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States.
In 1716 William Nicolson, the bishop of Carlisle and almoner to George I, preached the Spital Sermon at St.
Lodge Almoner John Hassan OBE said: "We've had one or two of our members go through the cardiac unit.
83) According to Blount, the function of the royal almoner (or eleemosynarius) in the feudal system was "carefully to collect the fragments of Meat and Victuals, and distribute them every day to the poor; charitably to visit the sick and leprous, prisoners, poor widows, needy persons, and those that have no constant abode .
Where the Abbey's almoner once dispensed charity to the poor and hospitality to visitors, modern day sightseers are rightly expected to pay cash and save scant resources for a worthy town council which has had the wit and energy to run this brilliant resource for the town.
20) In 1937, Norma Parker commented that if she accepted an almoner position at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand she would 'be leaving the field clear' to non-Catholic social workers at a time when there were no Catholic qualified social workers in Sydney, except Eileen Davidson.