Peter Turkson

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Birthday
11, 1948
Birthplace
Ghana
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Ghana

About

Ghanaian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who became the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in 2009.

Before Fame

He received a Master's in theology from St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in Rensselaer, New York.

Trivia

He was seen as a possible successor after Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, but Pope Francis was chosen instead.

Family Life

His father was a carpenter while his mother sold vegetables at the local market in Western Ghana.

Associated With

He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 2003.