Ghanian Cardinal moves up

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Here’s some news from Archbishop Terry Prendergast’s blog about Cardinal Turkson. The Cardinal studied theology my Conventual Franciscan provinces own St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary. (The school eventually closed in 1987 and we moved to be part of the Washington Theological Union).  From the friars who remember Cardinal Turkson, they say that he is a great guy. Read on:


Yesterday, the last working day of the Synod, the Holy Father named Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana to succeed Cardinal Renato Raffale Martino as President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
A scripture scholar who received his doctorate at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute, His Eminence is a charming man who speaks an elegant Italian. We worked together last year on media relations at the Synod on the Word of God.