Rome Newsroom, Dec 17, 2021 / 15:44 pm
Cardinal Peter Turkson's tenure as prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development may be coming to an end.
Various Vatican sources told CNA that a recent report by a traditionalist blog claiming that Turkson was set to resign is "credible."
Turkson has been the first prefect of the dicastery since Aug. 31, 2016. His five-year term mandate expired in September, so it was taken for granted he would be confirmed for a second mandate. As an unwritten rule, the prefects are confirmed with a sort of “silent consensus," and no communication is given of the renewal of their mandate.
However, Cardinal Turkson has a long-term career in the Curia. Before taking over the position of Prefect of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development, he served as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, beginning in 2009. He is, therefore, on his third term in the Curia.