Future may hold a black Pope

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  1. ReformedBaptist

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5097668.ece

    Interesting...a met a man on my mission work years ago that said this would happen. He predicted that it would be a mark of the final hours and rise of Antichrist. I am not sure why he thought that, but I don't think he was being racist or anything...

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  2. Matt Black

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    It makes sense - a Third World Pope I mean, not him being the Antichrist - as Catholicism is far more 'indigenised' in the Third World now than it is in an increasingly secularised Europe (and it never has been a driving force in North America). I'm not sure that that necessarily means he'll be black though; he could as easily be Latino/Hispanic or, with a lower likelihood, Asian.
     
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    They will have to hurry and elect a few more prominent coloured cardinals before that can happen. The current pope is a German, so that was a huge step from their historical past.

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    Cardinal Arinze is very respected and was on the short list for Pope after JP2's death..

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    According to wiki, the Nigerian Catholic became the youngest bishop in the world at age 32 when he was ordained in 1965...he's 76 or so now...
     

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