Peter Turkson

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Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (born 11 October 1948) is a Ghanaian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace from 24 October 2009 to 1 January 2017. Pope Francis named him the first Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, which began operations on 1 January 2017, and a post he continues to hold at present. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Turkson has received more than 182,895 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Turkson is the 1,609th most popular religious figure (down from 1,533rd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Ghana (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Ghanaian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Peter Turkson ranks 1,609 out of 2,272Before him are Francisco Álvarez Martínez, Mario Aurelio Poli, Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, Bezalel, Sabbas the Goth, and Pierre Robert Olivétan. After him are Giovanni Coppa, Maurizio Malvestiti, Plutarch of Byzantium, Abercius of Hieropolis, Corrado Bafile, and Domenico Bartolucci.

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Among people born in 1948, Peter Turkson ranks 204Before him are Gian Piero Ventura, Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Michael Berryman, Lulu, Rhea Perlman, and José José. After him are James Nachtwey, Harald Ertl, Holger Osieck, Ronnie Van Zant, Josip Katalinski, and Abdelmalek Sellal.

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In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Peter Turkson ranks 9 out of 107Before him are Marcel Desailly (1968), Abedi Pele (1964), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), Peter Mensah (1959), Michael Essien (1982), and John Kufuor (1938). After him are Jerry Rawlings (1947), John Atta Mills (1944), William Boyd (1952), Peter Poreku Dery (1918), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), and Samuel Kuffour (1976).


Among religious figures born in Ghana, Peter Turkson ranks 1After him are Peter Poreku Dery (1918).