Vatican City, 21 December, 2021 / 1:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Cardinal Peter Turkson told journalists on Tuesday that Pope Francis will decide whether he continues to lead the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
Speaking at a Vatican press conference on Dec. 21, the Ghanaian cardinal confirmed that his five-year term is expiring and he is awaiting the pope’s decision on his future.
“If the Holy Father decides to have me continue, that’s what it is. If he decides to reassign me, that’s what it is,” he said.
“All of us come here to serve and support the Holy Father in his ministry, and that’s what it is. So your question, then, probably is just that, whether I’ll be here next year. We just wait for the Holy Father to see what he wants us to do.”
Turkson was speaking at the launch of Pope Francis’ 2022 World Peace Day message following rumors that he had resigned as head of the dicastery created in 2016.