Global Public Authority & Central World Bank – A Black Pope With Bright Ideas?

Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson - Holding Up The "P".

Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson – Holding Up The “P”.

Peter Turkson

In October 2011 Cardinal Turkson called for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. The document, Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority was very specific, calling for taxation measures on financial transactions. It notes that “The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said. The document condemned what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal thinking” that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems. “In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviours like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale,” it said, adding that world economics needed an “ethic of solidarity” among rich and poor nations.

In October 2012 Turkson created some controversy when he showed a YouTube video called “Muslim Demographics”, which critics labelled as alarmistic at an international conference for bishops.

An accomplished polyglot, Turkson is able to speak English, Fante, French, Italian, German, and Hebrew, in addition to understanding Latin and Greek

A “Holy-See” perspective to consider.