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  • Argentine attorney representing workers stays friends with Pope Francis

    Argentine attorney representing workers stays friends with Pope Francis

    • Feb 26, 2017

    “The pope says he’s the servant of the servant of the people of God. So he never asked us to do anything. He may well disagree with 70 percent of our actions or our work. He just encourages this idea of people self-organizing. The other is our job and our decision,” said Juan Grabois of the Confederation of Workers of the Popular Economy in Buenos Aires.

  • Key papal aide says world economy needs to hear the poor

    • Sep 22, 2016

    Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, recently tapped by Pope Francis to head a major new Vatican department on human development, has told a United Nations conference on trade that the world must face “pervasive challenges of poverty, of inequality and lack of progress.”

  • ‘Impact investing’ seeks to harness capital to help the poor

    ‘Impact investing’ seeks to harness capital to help the poor

    • Jun 29, 2016

    A Rome conference sought to enlist the rich of the world to work with the poor, not only with philanthropy but through what’s known as “impact investment” – using the power of investment dollars to shift power to local communities, so they can be the lead actors in eradicating poverty.

  • Vatican marks ‘Laudato Si” anniversary with new website

    Vatican marks ‘Laudato Si” anniversary with new website

    • Jun 21, 2016

    A new web site about Pope Francis’s eco-encyclical Laudato Si’ “witnesses not only to the impact of the encyclical, but also the creativity and generosity of the people of God everywhere in the world,” according to Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

  • Vatican conference urges end to doctrine of 'just wars'

    • Apr 15, 2016

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Participants at a Vatican conference called Thursday for the Catholic Church to renounce its “just war” doctrine and for Pope Francis to write an encyclical on nonviolence and “just peace.” Church teaching has long allowed for “just wars” — the use of force to stop an

  • Pope Francis adds ‘secular Jewish feminist’ Naomi Klein to climate team

    • Jul 1, 2015

    ROME — If proof were needed that politics really does make odd bedfellows, the sight of progressive Canadian activist Naomi Klein on a Vatican platform with the pope’s personal spokesman on Wednesday, joining forces in the push for stronger environmental protection, probably provides it. “This is an alliance on a

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