There’s Ghana be a new pope

Cardinal Peter Turkson papal candidate for pope

Cardinal Peter Turkson – will the next pope be a Ghanaian?

Well, Pope Benedict XVI is resigning from his post on 28 February, and here at Team Tamale we’re interested to see that both Paddy Power and Ladbrokes bookmakers put Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson as the favourite to replace him.

Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, from Wassaw Nsuta in Western Ghana, is the current president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and was previously Archbishop for Cape Coast.

According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, there have only ever been 3 African popes – but if Cardinal Turkson is elected as the new Supreme Pontiff, he would be the first ever black pope.


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