An excerpt from "Who will be the next pope? The contenders for Vatican's top job":
A TV star, "people's person" and a "wonderful" priest, the Ghanaian cardinal emerging as a strong favourite for the papacy is described by colleagues in glowing terms. Peter Turkson, who is president of the Vatican's pontifical council for justice and peace, was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2003 after serving for almost 30 years as an ordained priest. Continued. . .Video Title: Cardinal Peter Turkson - Witness. YouTube Video Description - [Channel: saltandlighttv]:
Cardinal Peter Turkson - Archbishop emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana) and currently President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. A priest since 1975, Cardinal Turkson holds a doctorate in Sacred Scripture and served as seminary professor before becoming Archbishop of Cape Coast. Cardinal Turkson has been involved in ecumenical dialogue, governmental work in the area of sustainable development, and is a leading voice in the area of peace and justice issues on the international level.
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