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Pope writes preface to book on corruption

Pope Francis has written the preface for a new book on corruption by Cardinal Peter Turkson, former president of the Vatican’s Justice and Peace Council and current head of the office for Integral Human Development.

The volume, which was published on Thursday, explores the origins and devastating consequences of corruption, which the Pope describes as a "curse" and a “cancer” that c...

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New York: Cardinal Turkson, Holy See is committed to protecting oceans

Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has issued the full text of his statement to the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of the 14th Sustainable Development Goal, which deals with Conserving and Sustainably Using the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources.

The full text of Cardinal Turkson’s statement follows bel...

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Cardinal addresses caste discrimination in Church and poverty issues faced by Christian Dalits

Cardinal Turkson

The Vatican is well aware of the caste discrimination that the Dalits face, especially the Christian Dalits; and the Vatican will take up the issue in a more proactive manner, supporting the struggle of Dalit Christians for equal rights and possibly even allotting a special fund for this as it has in the case of sub-Saharan Africa

This was the hope expressed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Pre...

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Cardinal Turkson celebrates Mass for MV Oriana crew

Cardinal Turkson,  Archbishop Tomasi with some Oriana crew

The head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, visited the crew of the P&O Cruises ship MV Oriana and celebrated Mass for them. Cardinal Peter Turkson, whose department covers the care of seafarers, met the crew of the cruise ship when it docked in Civitavecchia, near Rome, on Sunday 3 April.

The visit was organised by the Apostleship of the Sea (Ao...

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London: Cardinal Turkson to address conference on Christian responsibility to Dalits

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Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery of Integrated Human Development at the Vatican will be the keynote speaker at a two-day conference on 'Christian Responsibility to Dalits and Caste Discrimination' at Amigo Hall by St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, which opens on Tuesday 9th May 2017. In 2013, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican and The Com...

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World Leprosy Day

Mutemwa, Zimbabwe - image ICN/JS

Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, issued a special statement for World Leprosy Day, which takes place on the last Sunday of January. "Fear of this disease, which is one of the most feared in human history, defeats reason; lack of knowledge by a community about this pathology excludes those who have been cured of it, w...

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Cardinal Turkson calls for new economy that respects human person

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Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has called for a financial system and a global economy that respects the human person.

Speaking on the first day of the 3rd European Microfinance Forum (3rd EMF) taking place in Rome, Cardinal Turkson quoted from Pope Francis' encyclicals and messages that denounce the current culture of waste and speak of...

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Vatican launches UNCTAD report: Development is new name of peace

Cardinal Turkson

The 2016 UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) report, entitled 'Structural Transformation for Inclusive and Sustained Growth' was launched at the Vatican on Wednesday. The Holy See is a member of UNCTAD, which helps developing countries diversify their economy to benefit from the globalized economy more fairly and effectively. Fr Michael Czerny, SJ, spokesman for the Pont...

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Cardinal Turkson gives keynote address for World Water Week

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Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, gave a keynote address for World Water Week on Monday, in which he examined the links between faith and development in the search to make drinkable water accessible to all people. His words came at the conference taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on 28 August - 2 September.

In his address, Cardinal Turkson...

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Pope's envoy on peace mission in South Sudan

Cardinal Turkson

Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to urge for an end to violence in the country and to help establish dialogue and trust between the warring parties. Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, travelled to the capital Juba this week to give support to the Archbishop and to meet with the country's leaders.

He carried with him a le...

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Cardinal Turkson addresses GR 2030 on Catholic social teaching, integral ecology, sustainable development

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The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson, delivered an address to the Global Responsibility 2030 conference meeting in Bad Honnef, Germany on Saturday. The full text of Cardinal Turkson's address follows:

In the name of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, I am very happy to participate in this year's conference "Global Responsibility...

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Cardinal Turkson: Laudato si' calls for ecological conversion

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson, today (Friday 15 January 2016) spoke during a special event at the International Conference Centre Geneva in Geneva discussing Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter Laudato si'.

"Pope Francis puts forward the concept of integral ecology, which clearly respects the human and social dimensions of the crisis," ...

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Text: Cardinal Turkson, CAFOD Pope Paul VI Memorial Lecture 2015

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Cardinal Peter K A Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Rome, (who is now at the Paris Climate talks) gave the Pope Paul VI CAFOD Memorial Lecture, on Friday, 4 December, entitled: 'Care for all Creation: a door to our common home.' During his London visit the Cardinal also spoke with ICN. We will be publishing his interview later this week.

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Family Synod: Bishops fine-tune final document on family life

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With just two days to go to the end of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, participants yesterday gave their reactions to a draft of the final document which is now being fine-tuned and will be voted on by the bishops on Saturday. At a press conference following the morning session, Fr Federico Lombardi was joined by Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana, Canadian Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix o...

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