Cardinal Peter Turkson is a key figure at the top of the Holy See. In the early 21st century, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was chosen by Bergoglio to guide the new Pontifical Council for integral human development. So, the words spoken Thursday on the sidelines of a meeting on the 50th anniversary of Populorum Progressio are significant.
To a question about the positions held by the American president, Turkson replied that “there is a bit of concern in Rome” about the U.S. policies on migration, environment and rearmament, “but fortunately in the United States there are also dissenting voices.”
The cardinal cited as a positive fact the second halt to the ban on immigration issued by a Hawaii judge: “It is a sign that there is a part of U.S. society that gradually raises its voice, using another language: There is hope that Trump himself will start to rethink some of his decisions.”