God is not punishing mankind with Covid-19 – Cardinal Turkson


Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Peter Cardinal Turkson has indicated that the Coronavirus pandemic facing the world today is not a punishment from the God.

According to him, the world has experienced some kind of pandemic which were very serious than the novel Coronavirus which is taken the lives of millions in the world.

“This is not the first pandemic of attack on humanity in history…the Spanish flu that happened in the 1918 and the 1919 which killed over 100 million people, this was believed to have been introduced by United state of America allies military from Texas but the result was that several people lost their lives.,” Cardinal Turkson revealed on Asaase Radio last Night on Kwaku Sakyi-Addo’s show.

He further added that, the fact that such disasters are happening to mankind in this year cannot be attributed to divine castigation of humanity.

“We are not going that tangent. That Pope is not taking that position that God is chastising us or God is punishing us…why does God allow us in our freedom to allow certain things to happen?” Cardinal Turkson ask.

“When we disturb our biodiversity structures and systems to a certain point, we unleash several factors in nature which can take the form of diseases and sicknesses,” he explained.

To Cardinal Turkson,, the outbreak of COVID-19 “is not a castigation or plague from God; it is [the] stuff of nature which invites us to respect nature and to be careful about what we do.”

He stressed that God should be taken out of this for creating this disease to punish mankind.

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