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Spread the message of Laudato Si’, Cardinal Turkson urges bishops

January 25, 2016

The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace called upon bishops to spread the teaching of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’-- “to take it on, to pray over it, and to bring it into constructive dialogue with others.”

Addressing a group of bishops who had gathered at the Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon on January 22, Cardinal Peter Turkson described the encyclical as “a fresh, novel and challenging engagement within the Church and of the Church with the world.”

“Caring for our common home requires, as Pope Francis says, not just an economic and technological revolution, but also a cultural and spiritual revolution—a profoundly different way of approaching the relationship between people and the environment, a new way of ordering the global economy,” said Cardinal Turkson, who noted that “the Holy Father is not anti-business … but what he decries is an obsession with profit and the deification of the market.”


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