BY WILL HEAVEN
A GHANAIAN cardinal described as “one of the African Church’s most energetic leaders” will become the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, according to an influential commentator.
Cardinal Peter Turkson has already been chosen by Pope Benedict XVI to be the Relator, or spokesman, at the Synod of African bishops later this year. Now Il Giornale’s veteran journalist, Andrea Tornielli, claims he will replace Cardinal Renato Martino, who is soon to retire, as head of the Council.
Cardinal Turkson is known as a media friendly figure and is fluent in eight languages, including He brew, which he learned by writ ing on the wall of his seminary bedroom.