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Support families and human dignity pope tells Davos meeting

VATICAN CITY (CNS): “If we want a more secure future, one that encourages the prosperity of all, then it is necessary to keep the compass continually oriented toward ‘true north,’ represented by authentic values,” Pope Francis told people attending the World Economic Forum in Davos,
 

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Drive against plastic ocean

New York (SE): China has teamed up with The Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand to turn the tide against plastic waste dumped in oceans.
 
The four nations are considered to be the worst offenders in  the polluting of the oceans with plastic, but the four promised to cooperate in starting to clean up their act.
 
At a United Nations summit in New York on June 9, the secretary general, Antonio Guterres, said that if nothing is done, by 2050 plastic waste in the oceans will outweigh the entire mass of marine life.

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At least a political climate change

HONG KONG (SE): “This for us is something that we hoped would not have happened,” Peter Cardinal Turkson, the prefect of the newly-formed dicastery for Integral Human Development, said in response to an announcement by the president of the United States of America (US), Donald Trump, that he would withdraw his nation from the Paris Climate Agreement.
 

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Challenging the Just War Theory

HONG KONG (SE): Can war ever be justified is an age-old question that has been debated many times, but increasingly so in the modern era as the nature of war has changed rapidly and dramatically.

A conference on peace and Catholic teaching held at the Vatican from April 11 to 13 set out to change the conversation from justifying war to pro-actively working for peace, and to develop a coherent articulation of making peace the primary teaching of the Church.








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Unveil Church social teaching cardinal pleads

 

HONG KONG (SE): “The Church still needs to recognise that one of the most powerful tools that can become a big motor for human development is what we call the social doctrine of the Church,” speaking ahead of Why Poverty Day, Peter Cardinal Turkson, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said on November 29 in the run up to Why Poverty Day.

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