Cardinal Turkson of Ghana said carrying out the Church’s mission is at the center of the Church’s approach to economics.
“The Church doesn’t want to develop its own economics,” said Cardinal Peter Turkson. “Our mission is to basically engage the world from the standpoint of our faith and the charity of Christ.”
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was speaking to the Register late last year about the Church’s approach to economics, during which he discussed the fallout from a controversial document his department issued Oct. 22 on the global economic crisis.
He continued to defend the paper, appearing somewhat perplexed and saddened by the reaction it provoked.