Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson is reported to have tendered in his resignation letter from his position at the Vatican.
The resignation of Cardinal Turkson has been reported in some quaters to be related to internal politics in the Vatican. Cardinal Peter Turkson before his resignation was the only African to head a Vatican department and served as a key advisor to the Pope on climate change issues and social justice amongst others.
It is believed that although the resignation letter has been tendered, the Pope has the right to either accept it or not.
Cardinal Peter Turkson is the head of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, a department which was formed in 2016 to marry the offices in the Vatican that handled issues bordering on peace, justice, migration and charities.