Cardinal Peter Turkson (Ghanaian, 64). Born in a two-room shack in Western Ghana to a Methodist mother and a Catholic father who worked as a carpenter, the fourth child among 10 children. He attended seminary in New York State and was ordained in 1975. In 1992 Turkson was appointed Archbishop of Cape Coast by Pope John Paul II and served as president of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference from 1997 to 2005. He was created a cardinal, Ghana’s first, at John Paul II’s last consistory in October 2003.
I know you know where Ghana is, but in case you've misplaced it...
Since 2009, Turkson has served in Rome as the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a position from which Turkson has challenged the current state of world economics, calling on Wall Street to "do business differently...because this is not leading to our welfare and our good." He's also called for a "central world bank" to oversee international economics and tax global transactions to help alleviate poverty.
Turkson speaks English, Fante, French, Italian, German and Hebrew, in addition to understanding Latin and Greek. His training is in scripture, and he also serves as a member for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.
Cardinal Turkson gets a load of a whole lot of crazy.