Ghanaian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who became the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in 2009.
He received a Master's in theology from St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in Rensselaer, New York.
He was seen as a possible successor after Pope Francis was chosen instead.
His father was a carpenter while his mother sold vegetables at the local market in Western Ghana.
He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 2003.