Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Peter Turkson’

Pope Francis is a ‘reason for hope’ says Jane Goodall

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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World-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall says Pope Francis stand on the environment gives her a reason for hope for the future. Goodall has added her voice to the Vatican’s in calling for the defence of biodiversity. She has seen hopeful trends in the global fight to protect the environment, one of which is Pope Francis. “One Read more

Vatican COVID-19 Commission speaks of threats to world peace

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

The Vatican COVID-19 Commission says a “tsunami” of humanitarian crises is threatening world peace. These crises have been caused by the coronavirus emergency, conflict and decreased security around the globe, Vatican cardinal , Peter Turkson says. Echoing Pope Francis, Turkson is calling for a global ceasefire during the pandemic. This way, assistance can safely be Read more

Caritas warns of spiraling poverty, asks for solidarity

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Caritas – the Catholic agency for justice, peace and development, has warned of spiralling poverty across the European Union (EU) in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. “Solidarity is now more urgent than ever for reducing poverty in Europe and worldwide, especially given the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic”, Caritas-Europa says. “We urge EU Read more

Ordination of married men may be subject of further study

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Ordination of married men will probably be the subject of further post-Amazon synod study. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who is the Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, says the study would aim to ensure “the Church can take a consistent position, not only in view of the Amazon, but in Read more

Pope tells it straight to Syria’s president

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

In a hand-delivered letter, Pope Francis told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad he is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in northern Syria’s Idlib region which has been the target of Russian-backed airstrikes since April. He also asked for the safe return of the millions of people displaced by years of fighting, information for the families Read more

Sex, gambling and the internet: Vatican hosts addictions conference

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

A conference on addictions is taking place at the Vatican this week, with Vatican representatives joining forces with scientific experts. The conference is entitled “Drugs and addictions, an obstacle to integral human development.” Presentations will include best practices for treatment and prevention. The Dicastery says almost five percent of the world’s population has, at some Read more

Nuclear disarmament: religion is key say Nobel Prize alumni

Monday, November 13th, 2017

There is a major role for faith-based groups to help create a nuclear weapon-free world, Nobel Prize winners said at a nuclear disarmament summit at the Vatican last week. They suggested faith groups could use their ability to mobilise people and public opinion, and lay out the moral and spiritual case for disarmament. The Nobel Read more

Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Accord a grave moral injustice

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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The move by Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris Accord is a grave moral injustice say a group of Pacific Island civil society organisations under the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) They say his decision is a clear sign of his continued support of the fossil fuel industry which Read more

Cyberslums and dark places need Church compassion

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Digital cyberslums where cyberbullying, pornography and abuse are running rampant need the Church’s presence, a Vatican conference found. The conference, Wednesday, entitled “Stop threats on the internet” was organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Reports of one out of three young people in Europe being cyberbullied is evidence of a “new form of Read more