Papal Envoy to Ivory Coast Stuck in Ghana

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ACCRA, Ghana, APRIL 8, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The Ghanaian cardinal who Benedict XVI sent to Ivory Coast as an assurance of solidarity with the warring nation has been unable to reach the Ivorian capital and is stuck in Accra.



Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, had been in Accra for four days as of Wednesday, according to Ghana Business News.

Ghana shares Ivory Coast's eastern border.

Flights to Abidjan have been cancelled as Laurent Gbagbo remains holed up in the presidential palace, unwilling to cede power to his democratically elected replacement.

Cardinal Turkson, 62, is a native Ghanaian, born in Wassaw Nsuta, west of the capital.