Many in the know are speculating that Peter Turkson (of Ghana) will be Pope Benedict XVI's successor .... But, how many of the 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide will be upset by this monumental advancement for the Blaek community??..... Will there be a rift throughout the world, or will his appointment & tenure go off without a racial hitch ?? ...
Cardinal Peter Turkson reveals unique vision for Church if elected pope
Turkson, who is 64 years old, is the odds-on favorite to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, the African prelate said his biggest challenge as pope would be to maintain orthodox Catholic doctrine while "at the same time knowing how to apply it so that you do not become irrelevant in a world that has continuous changes." He amplified on this view by noting that the Church must "evangelize" those who had embraced "alternative lifestyles, trends or gender issues."