Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2013 03:30
Ghana's Peter Turkson, one of Africa's two candidates considered eligible to become the next pope, has earned respect as a peacemaker at home, but faced criticism abroad over a controversial video.
The 64-year-old cardinal and head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is considered progressive by some supporters, and his mediation during a tight Ghanaian election in 2008 won him high praise.
But his image was marred last year after he showed an alarmist video on Muslim immigration in Europe at a synod. He later apologised.