Agence France-PresseFebruary 13, 2013 15:16
Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson of Ghana, one of two Africans considered eligible to replace retiring Pope Benedict XVI, says the world may be ready for an African pope.
"Let God's will be done," Turkson told the Rome daily Il Messaggero in an interview published Wednesday.
"The Church has followers everywhere," said the 64-year-old prelate who heads the Vatican's justice and peace department.
"Africa certainly is an important continent for Catholicism, but so is Asia for example," he added. "The Church is synonymous with universality... God's will should be done."