An African Pope might actually better re-evangelize Europe and North America
Francis Cardinal Arinze. Now, at the age of eighty, Arinze is too old to be considered seriously. This puts Ghana’s Peter Cardinal Turkson next in line as Africa’s most serious
St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in New York and at the
Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He became Archbishop of Cape Coast in Ghana in 1992, and went on to serve as President of the National Bishops’ Conference and to play an active role in the
Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 2003.
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Within the Curia, he also serves as a member of the
Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples, the
Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, the
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the
Pontifical Council for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. He also serves on the
Committee for Eucharistic Congresses, the
Congregation for Catholic Education and the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The Tablet as one of Africa’s most energetic Catholic leaders. He is a charming and engaging man with a frank manner and a lively sense of humor. He communicates ably and openly with the media – so much so that he is accused of campaigning for the papacy because he has entertained the idea to a reporter in an interview.
Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Political Authority,” which endorsed a “true world political authority” to regulate a globalized economy. For conservatives wary of a one-world government and a one-world economic system, the suggestion is bizarre and alarming.