Vatican Justice and Peace President Speaks on Care of Creation

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Cardinal Peter Turkson

A worldwide advocate on climate change and expert on the Pope’s encyclical on Care for our Common Home or Laudato Si’, Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (Rome),  was the keynote speaker on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Martin de Porres Center.

Cardinal Turkson, a native of Ghana, emphasized that Laudato Si’ is not the “Pope’s encyclical on climate change but rather a social encyclical on integral and human ecology. It is a pastoral document, not a scientific one.” Turkson commented, “I read the encyclical somewhat as I read Scripture – finding something new with each reading.” Continue reading →

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