Peter Turkson

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Peter Turkson
President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Appointed24 October 2009
PredecessorRenato Martino
Other postsCardinal-Priest of San Liborio
Ordination20 July 1975
by John Kodwo Amissah
Consecration27 March 1993
by Dominic Kodwo Andoh
Created cardinal21 October 2003
Personal details
Birth namePeter Kodwo Appiah Turkson
Born (1948-10-11) 11 October 1948 (age 75)
Wassaw Nsuta, Ghana
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous postArchbishop of Cape Coast (1992–2009)
MottoVivere Christus est (To live is Christ)
Philippians 1:21
Coat of armsPeter Turkson's coat of arms

Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (born 11 October 1948) is a Ghanaian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 24 October 2009. He had served as Archbishop of Cape Coast. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 2003.[1] Many people think that Turkson might become the first black pope.[2][3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Miranda, Salvador. "Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
  2. "Who Will Replace Pope Benedict?". Business Insider. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  3. "Conclave contenders". The Tablet. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  4. Gumbleton, Thomas (10 May 2012). "A poll average from Rome on the next pope | National Catholic Reporter". Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  5. "WHITE SMOKE AND A BLACK POPE: IS TURKSON THE CHURCH'S FUTURE?". The New Yorker. February 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-04.