Ghanaian Cardinal Turkson to Speak, Celebrate Mass at Duquesne
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will speak as part of a Vatican II symposium at Duquesne University. The University also will grant Cardinal Turkson an honorary degree.
Later, Cardinal Turkson will serve as celebrant of the Mass in the University chapel. An African-style procession will start outside the chapel to begin the Mass and will bring up the gifts during the offertory.
When and where: Saturday, Sept. 29
Lecture at 2 p.m. in the Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
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