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African Pope

Married Priests Are 'Africanizing Christianity,' Want Their Own Pope

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

NAIROBI, KENYA (RNS) Schismatic Roman Catholic priests, who left the church to claim their right to marry, are now asking for an “African pope” to...

TELL US: Is The World Ready For A Black Pope?

Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

We have a pope! The white smoke emerged from the Sistene Chapel indicating that a leader has been chosen for the Catholic Church. And as the world...

What If We Had An African Pope? African Students Respond

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

While it is possible to find black representations of Jesus, far more common in East Africa is the "surfer Jesus," with skin paler and hair blonder than probably anyone in the ancient Near East. I honestly expected this to be a source of frustration for my students.

Has There Ever Been A Black Or African Pope?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Amid all the fevered speculation about who might succeed Pope Benedict XVI, one possibility seems particularly tantalizing: that the conclave co...

African Pope Would Be 'Quite Some Miracle'

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

By Sarah Mills CAPE COAST, Ghana, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A black African pope to succeed Pope Benedict would be "quite some miracle", a l...