- Feb 19, 2020
“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.
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.”
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 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
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