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Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.

Cardinal Turkson marks World Health Day with call to rethink healthcare

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for a rethink of healthcare in his message for this year’s World Health Day. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Vatican hosts webinar on disarmament and interreligious dialogue

The Vatican has hosted a webinar on “advancing integral disarmament” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on October 4, 2014.

Pope Francis offers support to beleaguered Christians of Syria and Iraq

Pope Francis urged Catholic charities Thursday to continue supporting embattled Christian minorities in Syria and Iraq.  Read more

The livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1, pictured in 2016.

Pope Francis gives financial aid to families of shipwreck victims

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis will be sending financial aid to families whose loved ones went missing when... Read more

Pope Francis with Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the Vatican, Nov. 10, 2017.

Vatican-funded projects in Latin America to focus on coronavirus

A Vatican foundation for Latin America will fund 168 projects in 23 countries, with most projects focusing on the effects... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020.

‘You are not forgotten,' Vatican cardinal tells seafarers on Sea Sunday

A Vatican cardinal urged Catholics Sunday to exercise a “preferential option for the poor” for seafarers serving on the front... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020.

Vatican cardinal: peace is threatened as health and economic crises continue

A Vatican cardinal has said that the world is facing a “tsunami” of humanitarian crises caused by the coronavirus emergency,... Read more

Cardinal Turkson visits a Romani camp in Castel Romano June 13, 2020.

Cardinal Turkson delivers face masks, care packages to Romani families

Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered face masks and care packages over the weekend to Romani families in need on the outskirts... Read more

Boatmen in Guwahati Assam, India.

Vatican to mark 5th anniversary of Laudato si’ with year-long celebration

The Vatican will on May 24 launch a year-long celebration of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato si’ to mark its... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

'Prayer is our strength': Cardinal Turkson's message during coronavirus pandemic

Cardinal Peter Turkson sent a message Wednesday encouraging Catholics to see the sacrifices required to slow the spread of coronavirus... Read more

Love for neighbor includes care for the planet, Vatican official says

Taking care of the planet is ultimately about justice for the poor and about loving one’s neighbor as one’s self,... Read more

South Sudanese refugees queue to receive water at a refugee camp near Kosti, Sudan, June 2017.

Pope Francis advocates for global access to clean drinking water

Pope Francis spoke of the importance of increasing access to clean drinking water around the world Thursday, calling current statistics... Read more

A shelter in Escuintla, Guatemala, after the Fuego volcano erupted June 3, 2018.

Pope donates to volcano relief efforts in Guatemala

Following the largest volcanic eruption in Guatemala in four decades, Pope Francis has sent $100,000 to assist in the emergency... Read more

The presentation of Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones at the Vatican, May 17, 2018.

Vatican offices urge re-calibration of financial markets

Two Vatican offices called Thursday for the development of new forms of economy and finance with  regulations directed to the... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Vatican aims to 'change the narrative' on migrants, refugees

For the Vatican's point man on migration, ever since the crisis reached a fever pitch in 2015, the mass movement... Read more

A hospital in Aleppo.

In Syria there are more deaths from lack of healthcare than from bombs

Though the Syrian civil war has de-escalated in recent months, the Holy See's nuncio to the country says its problems... Read more

Vatican to host nuclear disarmament conference

The Vatican is preparing for a conference on nuclear disarmament this week in the wake of an international effort to... Read more

Vatican official laments lack of fair trade label for commercial fishing

An upcoming world congress by the Catholic organization Apostleship of the Sea will focus on the plight of fishermen, who... Read more

Cardinal Turkson: Marijuana debate ignores ethical questions

The Vatican's top personality on social justice issues has voiced his concern for the increased demand for drugs, including recreational... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Pope picks secretary for Dicastery on Integral Human Development

On Friday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ pick of human rights expert Fr. Bruno-Marie Duffé for secretary of the Dicastery... Read more