WATCH: Dennis Rodman Calls for a Black Pope


Two weeks ago, former basketball star Dennis Rodman was rooting for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un during a bizarre visit to the Hermit Kingdom. This week, he is in Vatican City rooting for a black Pope, he told the Associated Press and CBS News.

The basketball star’s Roman holiday is reportedly being funded by Paddy Power, an Irish gambling company that is running a Pope bracket.

(MORE: Dennis Rodman Plans Vacations to the Vatican and North Korea)

“One of those two black guys is going to be the Pope,” he told the Associated Press, perhaps alluding to early favorites Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson and Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze. “In our society, in the 21st century, it should be no surprise what’s going to happen.”

However, the AP writes, “Rodman didn’t seem too sure who he was supposed to be promoting when asked about…

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Argentina’s Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis

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[Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET] That will wrap up our live blog of Francis’ debut. For more coverage, check out the links above and read our full story.

[Updated at 5:52 p.m. ET] When Pope Francis is formally installed in a Mass later this month, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be there, leading the U.S. delegation to the…

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Habemus Papam! Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina Becomes Pope Francis

Pope Francis: 14 Facts You Should Know about the Former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio


Here’s a primer on Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who became the first South American Pope this afternoon.

  • As the Archbishop of Buenos Aires he turned down the opportunity to live in the palatial Archibishop’s residence, opting for…

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“Doxology: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (with lyrics)”


God bless

the Vatican Conclave

as they do His work.

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