Cardinal Peter Turkson Archives - Crux



  • In book foreword, Pope Francis calls corruption a ‘cancer’

    In book foreword, Pope Francis calls corruption a ‘cancer’

    In a forward to a book-length interview of Cardinal Peter Turkson, Pope Francis decried corruption as something that “expresses the general form of disordered life of the decayed man,” and invited people of all faiths to “combat this form of blasphemy, this cancer that weighs on our lives.”

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  • Catholic leaders “disappointed” by Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    Catholic leaders “disappointed” by Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    Catholic leaders, including the U.S. bishops’ conference and Catholic Relief Services, have issued statements criticizing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement “represents the important awareness that, faced with issues as complex as climate change, individual and/or national action is not enough; instead it is necessary to implement a responsible collective response truly intended to work together in building our common home,” Pope Francis wrote to the 22nd session of the UN convention on climate change in 2016.

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  • Key papal aide wants end to discrimination against Gypsies

    Key papal aide wants end to discrimination against Gypsies

    Speaking at a conference on integration and pastoral care of Gypsies, or Roma, as they prefer to be called, Cardinal Peter Turkson said that they’re the most “marginalized and discriminated against” minority in Europe, which often leads to violence, and the onus is both on society and the Roma themselves to turn the situation around.

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