Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Peter Turkson’

It’s time to understand homosexuality

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Homosexuality is misunderstood. It should not be a criminal offence says Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson. People should be helped to understand the issue better, Turkson says. La Croix International reports that the comment is at odds with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ conference, and has stoked outrage on social media. “The position of the Catholic Church Read more

Caritas Ukraine humanitarian aid warehouse obliterated

Thursday, September 21st, 2023
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Pope Francis has resolutely condemned the use of “conventional weapons” against civilian targets. In a message sent to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Cardinal Peter Turkson, the condemnation comes after a Russian drone attack in Lviv, Ukraine, obliterated a Caritas-Spes-owned warehouse containing humanitarian aid. The secretary general of Caritas Internationalis, Alistair Dutton, said the Russian Read more

Vatican offers guidelines for faith-consistent investing

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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The Vatican is providing investing guidelines to help Catholic institutions and individuals invest in a way consistent with the values of their faith. No investment of money is morally neutral; “either God’s kingdom is being advanced by the assets we deploy, or it is being neglected and undermined,” said a document titled “Mensuram Bonam”. Mensuram Read more

Sick must be cared for in body and soul

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Caring for the sick means healing the wounds of the soul as well as the body, Pope Francis says. “Care cannot be divided because the human being cannot be divided. We could — paradoxically — save the body and lose humanity” Francis says. Speaking in a video message released just before the 30th World Day Read more

Pope’s Minister of Charity reportedly resigns

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Cardinal Peter Turkson, who is considered one of Pope Francis’ top allies on humanitarian issues such as migrants and the environment, has reportedly resigned as prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD), an office he’s led since 2016. Several Vatican sources confirmed reports of the cardinal’s resignation, which first appeared Thursday evening Read more

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