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How the Church elects a new pope

Cardinal Peter Turkson, 64, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
22 February 2013, 9:00

A front-runner among the Africans. Born in Ghana, he is one of the few Africans to have undertaken doctoral studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He completed his basic theology at a seminary run by the Conventual Franciscans in New York and then taught in a seminary in his homeland. He was named Archbishop of Cape Coast in 1992 and cardinal in 2003. Since taking up his Vatican post in October 2009, he has impressed people by his clear pastoral sense, a down-to-earth manner and a gentle sense of humour.