- Jul 9, 2020
On Tuesday the Vatican COVID-19 taskforce issued a call for global disarmament during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and investment in what they said are peacemaking measures such as healthcare, food security and the environment.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, brought medicine and supplies to a Roma community settlement as a sign of support for those who are often forgotten during the coronavirus pandemic.
The mandate given by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s coronavirus commission was to prepare a future full of hope amid chaos and uncertainty, Cardinal Peter Turkson said.
With anger and frustration still high in the United States over the death of George Floyd, religious leaders should organize ecumenical and interreligious prayer initiatives to bring people together and promote healing, said a top Vatican official.
When a baby cries, parents leave everything and try to stop their baby from crying: Where is that same urgency when it comes to the cries of the earth and the poor? That was the challenge posed by Cardinal Peter Turkson to an online conference on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s 2015 ecological encyclical.