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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Pope resigns: Peter Turkson reveals vision for the Church and 'alternative lifestyles'

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Source: The Telegraph

Cardinal Peter Turkson, a 64-year-old Ghanaian prelate, is the bookmaker's early favourite to succeed Pope Benedict XVI.

He told The Daily Telegraph Tuesday that his biggest challenge, should he be elected, would be to maintain an orthodox Catholic doctrine while "at the same time knowing how to apply it so that you do not become irrelevant in a world that has continuous changes".

Cardinal Turkson, who holds one of the most important jobs in the Roman Curia and has been repeatedly promoted by Pope Benedict, was quick to take a conservative line on gay marriage and other "alternative lifestyles".

"We need to find ways of dealing with the challenges coming up from society and culture," he said, adding that the Church needed to "evangelise", or convert, those who had embraced "alternative lifestyles, trends or gender issues". He added: "We cannot fail in our task of providing guidance."


Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9866227/Pope-resigns-Peter-Turkson-reveals-vision-for-the-Church-and-alternative-lifestyles.html



I can't say I remember a Cardinal actively campaigning for the job. Progress...

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Reply Pope resigns: Peter Turkson reveals vision for the Church and 'alternative lifestyles' (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 2013 OP
Retrograde Feb 2013 #1
BainsBane Feb 2013 #7
tblue Feb 2013 #2
Skittles Feb 2013 #3
delrem Feb 2013 #4
William769 Feb 2013 #5
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #6
DesertRat Feb 2013 #8
shanti Feb 2013 #9
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #10
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:05 AM

1. Hasn't Dolan been "campaigning"?

He's certainly been making sure he's getting a lot of press recently.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:42 AM

7. they won't appoint an American

The American church is a constant thorn in the Vatican's side. If they went for a non-European, he's more likely to be from Latin America or Africa, or perhaps the Quebequois cardinal that's been talked about.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:11 AM

2. Oh no. Pope Clarence Thomas.

Where do they find these people?

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Response to tblue (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:16 AM

3. the church that covers for pedophiles

wants to "provide guidance" to anyone who isn't man & woman having sex solely for procreation. Got it.

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Response to tblue (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:21 AM

4. Take a look at any group photo of the Cardinals who do the voting.

These guys make old fogies look like indie musicians.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:28 AM

5. "Alternative lifestyle"?

Well he won't have to worry about me being in a "Alternative lifestyle", I never plan on sleeping with a woman.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:37 AM

6. Are you kiddding me??

Cardinal Peter Turkson?

who holds one of the most important jobs in the Roman Curia?

Peter the Roman?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:43 AM

8. the Pope is considered the successor of Simon Peter

St. Peter, the first pope

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:46 AM

9. and the last

so they say...

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:47 AM

10. Google Peter the Roman.


I'm not into self fulfilling prophecies, but some may get a kick out of this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:58 AM

11. Locking, sorry, this is background/analysis

Please consider reposting in GD or Good Reads. Thanks!

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