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By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews, December 13, 2019

Dorothy Cummings McLeanVATICAN CITY, December 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― An influential Catholic prelate has praised teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, 71, told reporters yesterday that Thunberg is “a great witness to what the Church teaches on the care of the environment and the care of the person.”

“What is her objective? Skipping school for a future, a future that can’t be guaranteed because there is no care for the environment,” he continued.

Turkson is the prefect of the Vatican Office for Integral Human Development, a dicastery created by Pope Francis in 2017 to take responsibility for “issues regarding migrants, those in need, the sick, the excluded and marginalized, the imprisoned and the unemployed, as well as victims of armed conflict, natural disasters, and all forms of slavery and torture.” He was speaking to reporters on the occasion of the release of Pope Francis’s message for the 2020 World Day of Peace. ….

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