Concern for Earth must be priority, cardinal from Ghana tells central Ohioans

November 3, 2015
By JoAnne Viviano
The Columbus Dispatch

A Roman Catholic cardinal who helped Pope Francis write a wide-ranging environmental document said on Monday that humankind must experience an ecological conversion to save not only the Earth, but also its poorest and most vulnerable inhabitants.

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana told a packed auditorium at Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts that the way we treat the Earth and the way we treat one other — including the poor, the elderly and the disabled — are inextricably linked.