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

Vatican cardinal: ‘Access to clean water must be a priority’

Cardinal Peter Turkson tells CNA how the Vatican is helping to ensure that everyone in the world has access to... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesu di Palidoro hospital outside Rome, Jan. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for children suffering from rare diseases

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for children suffering from rare diseases that they may feel “the caress of God’s love and... Read more

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

Vatican cardinal speaks out against social stigma for leprosy patients

People with leprosy suffer not only from physical disease but also from harmful social stigmas which can lead to mental illness,... Read more

A screenshot of Cardinal Peter Turkson addressing a virtual summit organized by the World Economic Forum Jan. 28, 2021.

Cardinal Turkson to Davos forum: Human dignity must not be compromised

Cardinal Peter Turkson told a virtual summit organized by the World Economic Forum on Thursday that the human person must be at... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, pictured Jan. 19, 2020.

Seafarers charity Apostleship of the Sea is renamed Stella Maris

The Apostleship of the Sea, a Catholic charity helping seafarers worldwide, will now be known as Stella Maris.  Read more

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson.

Vatican cardinal promotes rural tourism as sector projected to lose billions

As the global economy braces to lose billions in international tourism in 2020 due to coronavirus travel restrictions, a Cardinal... 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

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

Cardinal Turkson: Racism driving some Catholics from Church

A Vatican cardinal intervened in an online discussion of racism on Friday to warn that a lack of welcome in... Read more

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Vatican cardinal urges forgiveness, justice in response to George Floyd killing

Cardinal Peter Turkson on Wednesday decried the existence of racism around the world, urging people to seek justice and fraternity,... Read more

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson.

Hearing ‘cry of the poor’ is key message of 'Laudato si', Cardinal Turkson says

The head of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development said that integral ecology is an is “ecology of nature,... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson visits Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic in Rome. Copyright: Vatican Media

Cardinal Turkson brings rosaries to Rome hospital treating coronavirus patients

Cardinal Peter Turkson visited Rome’s largest hospital on Friday, encouraging staff and handing out rosaries blessed by Pope Francis.  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

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson.

Cardinal Turkson says ordination of married men may get further study 

Cardinal Peter Turkson said Monday that the ordination of married men will likely be the subject of further study for... Read more

Vatican draws attention to sacrifice of seafarers, requests prayers

The prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development urged prayers Sunday for seafarers, fishermen, and maritime workers, by... Read more

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

Don't marginalize people with autism, cardinal urges

Cardinal Peter Turkson issued a message for World Autism Awareness Day urging faith communities to have meaningful encounters with those... 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

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

In book foreword, Pope Francis calls corruption a 'cancer'

Pope Francis, in a foreword to a work by Cardinal Peter Turkson, has said corruption infects the world like a... Read more