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Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, north of Rome, on March 24, 2016. Vatican Media.

New Vatican Guide on Migrant Ministry Promotes Encounter with Others: Pope Francis

Mar 24, 2022

‘All of us are called to commit ourselves to universal fraternity,’ the pope wrote in a preface to the new guide.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk. null

Ghanaian Cardinal’s Retirement as Head of Vatican Dicastery Accepted, Interim Head Named

Dec 23, 2021

The dicastery will be led for now by Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal: Pope Francis Will Decide if I Continue to Lead Dicastery

Dec 21, 2021

The Ghanaian cardinal confirmed that his five-year term is expiring.

Pope Francis with Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the Vatican, Nov. 10, 2017. L'Osservatore Romano.

Justice and Peace Commissions Offer an "indispensable service": Pope Francis

Nov 17, 2021

The pope said that justice and peace could be built only through ‘two paths.’

Participants of the Economy of Francesco Africa Hub Regional Meeting. Credit: ACI Africa

Two-day Youth Gathering in Nairobi Discussed Future of African Economies: Jesuit Priest

Oct 1, 2021

The future of the economy in various African nations has been at the center of a two-day youth forum organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli speaks at a press conference at the Vatican on July 7, 2020. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Names Salesian Sister Secretary of Vatican’s Social Development Office

Aug 28, 2021

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, 46, was appointed ‘ad interim.’

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Vatican Creates Group to Study Separating Mafia from the Catholic Church

May 10, 2021

The Vatican’s human development office has created a working group on the topic of the expulsion of criminal organizations from the Catholic Church.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. / Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.

Cardinal Turkson Marks World Health Day with Call to Rethink Healthcare

Apr 7, 2021

Cardinal Peter Turkson called for a rethink of healthcare to include a “holistic vision of care” in his message for this year’s World Health Day.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah with Pope Francis in Rome. / Public Domain

Nigerian Bishop Known for Good Governance Advocacy Appointed to a Vatican Dicastery

Jan 19, 2021

A Nigerian Bishop vocal about good governance in the West African country has been appointed as a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

"You are not forgotten," Vatican-based African Cardinal Tells Seafarers on Sea Sunday

Jul 12, 2020

A Vatican cardinal urged Catholics Sunday to exercise a “preferential option for the poor” for seafarers serving on the front line of the coronavirus crisis. 

Cardinal PeterTurkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Peace Threatened as Health and Economic Crises Continue: Vatican-Based Ghanaian Cardinal

Jul 7, 2020

A Vatican cardinal has said that the world is facing a “tsunami” of humanitarian crises caused by the coronavirus emergency, conflict, and decreased security around the globe.

Boatmen in Guwahati Assam, India. Credit: Michael FOley via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Vatican to Mark 5th Anniversary of Laudato si’ With Year-long Celebration

May 19, 2020

The Vatican will on May 24 launch a year-long celebration of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato si’ to mark its fifth anniversary.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Credit: Lee Ferris/Mount Saint Mary's College.

'Prayer is our strength': Cardinal Turkson's Message During Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 11, 2020

Cardinal Peter Turkson sent a message Wednesday encouraging Catholics to see the sacrifices required to slow the spread of coronavirus as a chance to deepen their relationships with God and their neighbors.