Showing posts with label Cardinal Turkson. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cardinal Turkson: "The Exit Door of Benedict is Always Avalilable for Francis"

(Lisbon) The Portuguese daily Sol published an interview with Cardinal Peter Turkson on 3 June. The cardinal from Ghana also entertained the possibility of Pope Francis' resignation.
The Cardinal was President of the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax and since 2016 has been the first prefect of the new Pontifical Council for the Holistic Development of People, in which he had formerly acted as an advisor.

Excerpt from the interview

The daily newspaper Sol, in the words of Cardinal Turkson, mentions in a meaningful way: "The exit door of Benedict is always there for Francis."
Sol: Is it possible that Francis should follow the example of Benedict XVI. and resigns?
Cardinal Turkson: I do not know if he will. This is a matter between him and God. But it is also true that what Benedict has done has become a part of the institution. This means that the freedom to do so is always given.
Sol: You mean, even if he does not open the door, the door is always there?
Cardinal Turkson: Definitely. This can happen.

Controversial figure of an "emeritus pope"

This continuing "development" of the institution of the papacy by the office of Benedict XVI. and the unusual way he continued to dress himself as a pope, to keep his pope's name and to be an "emeritus pope" is very controversial. Cardinal Walter Brandmüller described the figure of an emeritus pope as a "great danger " for the unity of the Church.
Against the attempted institutionalization of an "emeritus pope," Church lawyers even vehemently raised their voices. For the renowned Church lawyer Giuseppe Sciacca, curial bishop and secretary of the apostolic signatura, the figure of a emeritus pope is " theologically and legally untenable." On the other hand, in May 2016, Archbishop Georg Gänswein spoke in a lecture, which triggered violent reactions ( see also ).

Resignation signals from Pope Francis?

In the past half-year the discussion about a possible resignation of Pope Francis, which he himself has suggested as such, has intensified. The historian Roberto de Mattei, on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Francis, and in connection with the unaddressed Dubia (doubts) of prominent cardinals, wrote on the controversial post-synodal letter Amoris laetitia that in the course of 2017 it can not be ruled out that Francis  may take the bull by the horns and resign 
The Argentine weekly magazine Perfil interpreted the words of Francis from 30th May as resignation signals . The Pope had said in the morning sermon in Santa Marta:
"We shepherds must all say farewell. There comes a moment when the Lord tells us, "Go somewhere else, go there, go there, come to me.""
Perfil wrote:
"Francis today nurtured the idea, like his predecessor, to resign his office before his death."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: Sol (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cardinal Turkson: "Turn off the Faucet of Mass Immigration"

(Rome) Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the new Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development  said:

"Immigration is like water running out of the water tap. It is not only necessary to wipe
it up, but to turn off the tap."

The Cardinal's reply to the letter went back to March 30, but was hardly noticed. The SIR, the press service of the Italian Bishops' Conference, was worth a small report. In a press conference, the Cardinal presented a meeting of his dicastery, which took place a week ago on the 3/4th of April in the Vatican. The occasion was the publication of Populorum Progresso 50 years ago.

Immigration, according to the Cardinal, is a long-term phenomenon. Therefore, "systematic planning and turning off the tap" would have to be done by promoting projects in migrant countries of origin. The aim of these projects must be to prevent the emigration of the population. The second aspect is the admission of these countries to the world market.

The Cardinal warned against the negative consequences of excessive immigration into countries with a demographic decline.

"Where there are more guests than children, there are always strong tensions. Asylum can be granted if domestic demographic development is ensured. When the births return, the native population will have its concern about the arrival of immigrants offset. The nationalisms arise precisely because of the concern of the native population of a country could be swallowed up by the immigration of a new population."

As far as the statements of the Cardinal, reproduced by SIR. Its overall statements have not yet been published.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL
Trans: Tancred

Friday, February 22, 2013

Liberation Theology Will Get a Boost if Cardinal Turkson

Edit: right now, he’s the most favored to be the next Pope. This article identifies some of his political views which are in line with Liberation Theology and Marxist thinking. Right now Cardinal Turkson is the overall favorite to be next Pope according to Paddy Power, despite attempting to take himself out of the running by telling the press what he’ll do when he becomes Pope.

There is a world where it is possible to ‘wipe the tears from the eyes of those who suffer injustice‘. So says the man tipped by many to become the 294th successor to St. Peter as Pope and spiritual leader of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics.

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, who currently serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, is a renowned champion of the poor and marginalized.

In a lecture at Durham University Centre for Catholic Studies two years ago, Cardinal Turkson argued that:

“…despite the naysayers, economic resources do exist that could help wipe the tears from the eyes of those who suffer injustice, who lack the basics of a dignified life, and who are in danger from any deterioration in the climate.”

In a call to action, he added that the poor “benefit from champions in solidarity who believe that injustice can be reduced, that harmonious relationships can be fostered, that our planetary ecology can be made sustainable, that a world of greater communion is possible”.

In October 2011, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace he heads set out a radical critique of global financial arrangements, which skew wealth and power away from developing countries.

Read further...

Another Bishop with connections to Ghana is Bishop Terry Steib S.V.D. of the Diocese of Memphis Tennessee in the USA. Interestingly, the coat of arms shows a connection to Marxist causes of black power movement and East Germany.

It’s not surprising that this Bishop is a very enthusiastic supporter of aberrosexuality.

 Part of his coat of arms even has a red chicken, symbolic of the Convention People's Party of Marxist agitator  Kwame Nkrumah, who was backed by the Soviet Union

Here is a description of Bishop Steib’s coat of arms, since none of the examples on line can be blown up successfully to give a decent picture:

The arms of Bishop Steib feature a tri-colored field - black, red, and green - which recalls the Flag of the Black Liberation Movement [represented by the cockerel]; this in turn is based on the Flag of the nation-state of Ghana, whose independence in 1957 gave rise to the general decolonization of the African continent. The colors represent, respectively, the great people that has sprung from this land, the blood shed in its defense, and the green plains of Africa. [It looks a lot like the flag of Communist East Germany, too]

H/t to Jay’s Analysis 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Cardinal Turkson Warns of War in Syria

Radio Vatikan berichtete (Latein: Gero P. Weishaupt)

To protect its people is the most important rule of a government, especially Syria's government.  This was said by Curial Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson this Thursday t the news agency "Sir".  He hopes that the Syrian government will heed UNO-delegate Kofi Annan, to initiate a new initiative for peace in Syria, said the director of the Papal Council for Peace and Justice.  His plea came on the conclusion of a meeting of his Council  as part of the Jubilee for the Encyclical "Pacem in Terris" by Pope John XXIII.  To Radio Vatican he stressed the roll of the Church in "peacebuilding":  The Church is itself  "by nature a Peacebuilder, her founder was a Peacebuilder" ... (rv/sir 1.6.2012)

Translation from Latin into German by Father Weishaupt.
Translation to English: Tancred

In Latin:  

Cardinalis Turkson de bello in Syria inchoando monuit

Moderatorum civitatis, moderatorum quoque Syriae, maxime est proprium populum protegere. Hoc Petrus Cardinalis Kdwo Appih Turkson, Cardinalis Curiae Romanae, Iovis die procuratoris sedi nuntiis divulgandis, "Sir" titulo, dixit. Se spe esse affectum fore, ut moderatores Syriae Kofi Annan, qui a Foedereratarum Nationum Consilio mandatum accepit quique inceptum iterum ipse inchoavit paci restiuendae, ut Praeses Pontificii Consilii de Iustitia et Pace notum fecit. Cuius monitus fine cuiusdam conventus eius Consilii de anniversaria memoria Litterarum Encycliarum Summi Pontificis Ioannis XXIII, quae a verbis "Pacem in Terris" incipiunt, prolatus est. In Statione Radiophonica Vaticana percontatus partem in memoriam revocavit, quae Ecclesiae in pace conferenda agit: Ecclesiam ipsam suapte natura pacem fovere, Conditorem eius enim pacem constituisse". ...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cardinal Turkson: The Pope Will be Praying with Catholics, Not at Assisi

Edit: it looks like the Pope is going to be in Rome, praying with Catholics, and the Assisi meeting's going to be more of a cultural event.

President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace: This year's meeting of religious leaders will not include inter-faith prayers

Vatican ( "The emphasis this time is on a pilgrimage and not prayer," said Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, to CNA.

On the 27th of October in Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI. has invited 200 representatives of all religions, but he's also invited representatives from science and culture.

"In fact, as I understand the program - and it's still going to happen - there will be no prayer, or very minimal," says the Cardinal, a native of Ghana, one of the main organizers.

The present title of the meeting is called "Pilgrimage of Truth, pilgrims of freedom". It will be the twenty fifth anniversary of the world peace meeting which was held by John Paul II in 1986.

Cardinal Turkson recalled why the meeting in 1986 had drawn criticism even on himself from some Catholics groups: while he and two other African priests were assigned a Rome at Cithy Hall and a few non-Catholics were allowed to have a Church. Events like this would have triggered protests at that time.

On the even of the meeting, a vigil will be held at St. Peter's Square. "thus, the prayer will not take place there (in Assisi), it will take place here (in Rome), and meanwhile, the Pope will be among his people, other Catholics."

In ASsisi there will be a time of silence for individual prayer after lunch. All will then go into the St. Francis Basilica, where each delegate will make a promise to peace.

Even representatives of culture and science, including atheists or agnostics have been invited by the Pope since peace, is "a concern for believers and non-believers".

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