Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson

Ghana, 1948

Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson is a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He previously served as Archbishop of Cape Coast. Cardinal Turkson was President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace until 2017, when Pope Francis named him the first Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, a new Dicastery competent particularly in issues regarding migrants, those in need, the sick, the excluded and marginalised, the imprisoned and the unemployed, as well as victims of armed conflict, natural disasters, and all forms of slavery and torture.