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How long until there is a black pope?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Inside 10 years? 20? 50?

    Few thought the U.S. would have a black president this soon, so why not a black pope?

  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    What does the election of a black president in the U.S. have to do with the possibility of there being a black pope?
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I didn't think I'd see a black president this soon.

    I never even considered a black pope.

    The tie is barriers being broken.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I see that part, but in terms of the real possibility of one being elected, these are very different roles and they are filled in very different ways.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I saw a black american swimmer in the last olympics.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    To OOP: That's a given. The process of picking a pope is not a democratic process, although it would be kind of cool to get a true look at how one gets to be pope.

    My question was more for the racial barriers being shattered, nothing more.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I predict there will be a black pope before there is another white cornerback playing in The NFL.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Xan, I see your point. I just have a bit more faith in this country's capacity to be progressive than I do in the Catholic Church's ability to do so.
  9. statrat

    statrat Member

    Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria was supposedly very deep in the running during the last conclave. He has taken over many of Cardinal Ratzinger's (Now Pope Benedixt XVI's) former duties since then. He certainly hasn't done anything to diminish his chances in the next go 'round.
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    How do we know that there isn't already a black pope?

    I mean, some of them have been in the ground (or a crypt) for quite some time.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    Basketball Jesus concurs.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Rims on the Popemobile? (ducking)
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