Your Guide to How the Pope Is Chosen

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Africa's "Great Hope"

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana has been called the leading African candidate for pope. The 64-year-old heads the Vatican's peace and justice office and has raised awareness about African poverty, yet drew criticism for supporting the church's disapproval of condom usage in the face of staggering HIV/AIDS levels across Africa. (Photo: AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)