Tag Archives: Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

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 marijuana, saying debate on the plant’s usage doesn’t take ethical concerns into account. In a June 26 letter on the occasion of the U.N. International Day against Abuse and Illicit Trafficking of Drugs, Cardinal Peter

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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 for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, making him the final piece of the leadership puzzle for the new department. From the French diocese of Lyon, Fr. Duffé’s appointment completes a period of development for

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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 cancer, and the Church must combat it by working together with society, infusing it with mercy. “We must all work together, Christians, non-Christians, people of all faiths and non-believers, to combat this form of blasphemy,

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