Father Tomasz, animal pastor.

Father Tomasz, a Polish Catholic priest based in Vienna, works with autistic children and disturbed teenagers in his parish. He is also involved in animal ministry.

For the Feast of St. Francis, he travelled to the Vatican where he fasted, prayed and did healing for the animals.


He also took a petition to the Pope and is campaigning for the suffering of animals to be recognised by the Christian churches and for the Pope to mention this in his urbi et orbi  – to the city (of Rome) and the world – address at Easter.

Our friend Ela Josephs–Kniaz, who is in communication with Father Tomasz in Polish, tells us that he is getting much support and a large following from animal-friendly people.

We hope to hear more news of this compassionate priest, who, through Ela, says: