|Date of Birth||October 11, 1948 (Age: 73)|
|Place of Birth||Ghana|
Peter Turkson was born on October 11, 1948 in Ghana. Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church from Ghana, who was appointed as the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in 2009.
He attended St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in Rensselaer, New York, and graduated with a Master of Arts in Theology degree. After Pope Benedict XVI abdicated his position in 2013, many people considered him to be a potential successor; nevertheless, Pope Francis was selected instead. In Western Ghana, his father worked as a carpenter, while his mother was a vendor at the community market, selling vegetables.
Peter Turkson is a Ghanaian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Turkson is the author of several books, most notably Divine Mercy and the Spiritual Life, The Need for God, and African Synods.