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Vatican cardinal reflects on relation between Eucharist, Catholic social teaching

January 28, 2016

In a lengthy address delivered at the International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace reflected on the relation between the Holy Eucharist and various themes of Catholic social teaching.

Cardinal Peter Turkson did not deliver the address personally, according to Vatican Radio; instead, it was delivered on his behalf by a Philippine prelate.

“Having a wide-angle lens on as much of life as possible is true to the Catholic principle of sacramentality,” Cardinal Turkson stated. “Part of the challenge which celebrating sacramental liturgy can offer is to help us reflect back on the world in which we live and to ponder our care for it as well as our concern for those who dwell on it.”


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