Cardinal Peter Turkson

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

Cardinal Turkson talks Biden, Holy Communion on HBO

Oct 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Peter Turkson appeared to reject claims that President Joe Biden should be denied Holy Communion over his staunch pro-abortion... Read more

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

Sea Sunday 2021: Vatican calls for dignified conditions for maritime workers

Jul 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pandemic has left 400,000 seafarers stranded since September 2020. 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.

Cardinal Turkson marks World Health Day with call to rethink healthcare

Apr 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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’

Mar 25, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Feb 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Feb 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jan 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Sep 28, 2020

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

Aug 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 12, 2020

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

Jul 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Jun 5, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Cardinal Peter Turkson.

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

Jun 3, 2020

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

May 29, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Apr 3, 2020

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

Mar 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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 

Oct 22, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Jul 15, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Apr 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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