Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Peter Turkson’

Ordination of married men may be subject of further study Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
climate change

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 Comments 0

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