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Peter Kodwo Cardinal Appiah Turkson, Ghanaian cardinal, archbishop. Decorated Order of the Star of Ghana.


Turkson, Peter Kodwo Cardinal Appiah was born on October 11, 1948 in Nsuta-Wassaw.


Student, St. Peter's Regional Seminary, Cape Coast, 1969—1971. Master of Theology, Master of Divinity, St. Anthony-on-Hudson-Rensselaer, Albany, 1975. Doctor in sacred scripture, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1992.


Ordained priest Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana, 1975. Staff member St. Theresa's Minor Seminary, 1975—1976, 1980—1981, St. Peter's Major Seminary, 1981—1987. Ordained bishop, 1993.

Archbishop Archdiocese of Cape Coast, 1993—2009. Elevated to cardinal, 2003. Cardinal-priest S. Liborio, since 2004.

President Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Rome, since 2009. Visiting lecturer Major Seminary, Anyama Cote d'Ivoire, 1983—1986. Part time lecturer department religions U.CC, 1984—1986.

Chaplain University Cape Coast, 1984—1986. Chancellor Catholic University College Ghana, since 2002. Chairman Ghana Conference Religions for Peace, since 2002.

Member Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, since 2007.


Chairman Ghana Peace Council, since 2006. President Ghana Catholic Bishop's Conference, 1998—2004. Treasurer Symposium Episcopal Conferences Africa and Madagascar, vice president.

Member board trustee Komenda-Edina-Egufo-Abrem Educational Trust Fund. Member board directors Central Region Development Committee, since 2002. Member of Pontifical Commission Cultural Patrimony Church, Pontifical Commission: Methodist-Catholic Dialogue, University Council (LEGON), Pontifical Council Christian Unity.