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    Papal candidate Cardinal Peter Turkson

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Peter Turkson was born in the village of Nsuta-Wassaw in western Ghana in 1948. He grew up in this two-room cabin with nine brothers and sisters. The community remembers he was a lively boy who played guitar. Son of a Catholic carpenter father and Methodist mother, one of his uncles was a Muslim. When he was 13, he chose to enter St. Teresa's Seminary in the village of Amisano.