Fake papal election posters go up for Ghanaian cardinal
ROME (AFP) - Fake election posters encouraging cardinals to vote for Ghanaian prelate Peter Turkson to be the next pope went up around central Rome on Friday in a provocation by an anonymous group of artists.
"At The Conclave Vote Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson" said the posters with a large picture of the African cardinal in his scarlet beretta looking up at the sky.
The poster also showed an episcopal symbol crossed out to indicate who to vote for - an imitation of Italian parliamentary candidates' posters that were posted up all around ahead of a general election earlier this week.
The move was claimed by the ZeroZeroKappaKappa collective 00kk.org who have carried out similar campaigns in the past, including official-looking posters complaining about price rises for cocaine, heroin and marijuana.