Cardinal Peter Turkson
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Pope resigns: Cardinal Peter Turkson on succession

11 February 2013 Last updated at 20:35 GMT

Following Pope Benedict's resignation, there is already speculation about who could be the next pontiff, with some suggesting it is time for a non-European to take the role.

Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has been suggested as a possible candidate, but he told the BBC choosing a Pope based on statistics was not how it should be done.

"It doesn't go by representation... those type of considerations tend to muddy the water."