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Turkson says no to life in jail for gays

06 March 2014 | by Abigail Frymann Rouch | Comments: 0

Uganda

CARDINAL Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said this week that “homosexuals are not criminals” and should not face life in prison. He was attending a human-rights conference in Bratislava, when he was asked about a new law in Uganda banning the funding of, recruitment to and promotion of homosexuality.But Ghanaian-born Cardinal Turkson said the Vatican called on the international community to keep providing aid to Uganda. The World Bank has suspended a US$90-million (£53.8m) loan for Uganda’s health systems because of the legislation.His intervention directly contradicts the country’s bishops’ conference, which along with Protestant, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Muslim leaders last week welcomed the new law and said ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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