Is it right to have always a "White Pope" in Rome?

jt 2013/02/12 07:04:05
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  • sarah 2013/02/12 12:00:17 (edited)
    We are all God's Children and there are millions of black catholics, why should they be excluded?

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  • GaolBlaze 2013/02/19 20:23:10
    It's not that it must be a 'white pope' it's that it has been white popes. And even then, they've been European - so like, tanned, not white white necessarily. It's about the best man for the job, not the colour of their skin.
  • Maj. C. D. Hardy 2013/02/16 09:56:32
    Maj. C. D. Hardy
    I am not a catholic so it doesn't affect me nor do I care really who the pope is and what his nation of origin or race is.
  • clasact 2013/02/14 14:43:43
    I seriously doubt I will see one in my lifetime.I think the church is as racist as the rest of the world
  • Sweet-N-Sour 2013/02/13 18:55:51
    What difference does it make? Since it is based on many factors, none of which are race based, and there are hardly any blacks in the Catholic hierarchy, I can't see how it would be considered strange to have had only white or "brown" Popes. Catholics are not racist, blacks are just not overwhelmingly drawn to Catholicism, and non Catholics don't have a dog in the fight and therefore nothing to say about it.
  • Koatz 2013/02/13 18:12:36
    I didn't realize Race was a factor in choosing the Pope.
  • studiobrat PWCM AFCL 2013/02/13 08:44:40
    studiobrat  PWCM AFCL
    The Vatican is still living in the Dark Ages.
  • ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-< 2013/02/13 07:00:28
    ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-<
    It represents pretty well the Catholic Church...
  • Bucky 2013/02/13 04:53:23
    It would be better if there was no Pope at all!
  • Nicole 2013/02/13 04:13:08
    It just hasn't happened yet. Just like with the presidents. It was all white males....until President Obama. Eventually we'll have a black Pope, I'm sure. Any Catholic unmarried male can become pope.
  • debhead 2013/02/13 02:42:20
    Whoever the best man is. Race. Should never play a part
  • Constitution Believer 2013/02/13 02:05:18
  • Andrew 2013/02/13 01:30:01
  • Idiot repubs 2013/02/13 01:23:18
    Idiot repubs
    There have been previous black popes.
  • Sweet-N... Idiot r... 2013/02/13 19:04:43
    There were two from Africa before the Vatican was the central Government of the Church, but it is not completely clear if they were racially black or one of the brown Arab varieties of human beings. Arguments have been made either way.
  • Idiot r... Sweet-N... 2013/02/13 22:12:51
    Idiot repubs
    That is true, thank you for the additional info!
  • hagerthehorrible 2013/02/12 22:51:47
    Who cares? White, Black, Hispanic or even Chinese. It's all about faith. Christ was a Jew and he is worshiped by Christians. I can also guarantee the Christ was not pale skinned like his pictures.
  • Sweet-N... hagerth... 2013/02/13 19:14:07
    Hmmm, there are plenty of pale skinned Jews, even some with green eyes. The reason Jesus is worshiped by CHRSTians, is because He was Christ! He was a Jew by human birth, but He radically changed the rules and was rejected by the Jews....and killed. But yeah, it does not matter at all what race or nationality the Pope is. I feel like if they had always been black, it still would not make it "time" to have a white one. Just silly.
  • Ron in Oregon 2013/02/12 22:48:52
    Ron in Oregon
    How about a Jewish Pope.
  • Constit... Ron in ... 2013/02/13 02:09:43
  • Random Constit... 2013/02/13 14:14:25 (edited)
    Wasn't Jesus crowned "King of the Jews" upon his death?
    I'm not agreeing with Ron, by the way.
  • Sweet-N... Random 2013/02/13 19:17:40
    He was "crowned" with thorns that cut him, with the title "King of the Jews" by Roman soldiers who were mocking him.
  • Random Sweet-N... 2013/02/14 06:25:38
    Ahh, yes, that's what I meant.
  • Ron in ... Random 2013/02/13 21:52:21
    Ron in Oregon
    My cousin has a doctorate in theology so I guess I should ask him.
    I actually do not care.
  • Random Ron in ... 2013/02/14 06:24:59
  • raine1200 Ron in ... 2013/02/13 02:14:21
    Because Jewish is the opposite of christian. Jewish leaderless are allowed to marry and have a family. Thus not so much child abuse from Jews.
  • Nicole Ron in ... 2013/02/13 04:14:22
    He'd have to convert to Catholicism first. lol.
  • joefj2 2013/02/12 22:41:25
    If we can have a black poop in the white house, I see no reason that Vatican city shouldn't have one.
  • dick 2013/02/12 20:35:39
    Actually I think we should send Obummer and its mate to the Vatican! Why should we be the only ones to get screwed by our government! obama as mousalini
  • deidara.trueart 2013/02/12 19:46:55 (edited)
  • Chrissi 2013/02/12 19:28:26
    As long as they know which end is up and they are TRULY looking out for the people's interest-- then it does not matter which colour they are!!
  • kcandi 2013/02/12 19:14:13
    Really??? Do you think skin color is a prerequisite?? Jesus wasn't even white.....
  • Hez 2013/02/12 19:01:55
    I think anyone should be allowed to stand for the position of the pope. Full stop.
  • Singerar 2013/02/12 19:01:16
    Can we go with Rainbow?
  • CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/12 18:39:17
    CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    They should have purple or magenta popes too.
  • Comrade1 2013/02/12 18:35:29
    Who cares, the Pope is the Pope, no matter what his skin colour, he is a descendent of ST Peter, my namesake
  • Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL 2013/02/12 18:24:23
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    In the name of diversity, the Catholic Church will have it's first half-black Pope in not too long now.

    It's all part of that hope and change dynamo.....
  • Tangerine Sky 2013/02/12 18:05:15
    Tangerine Sky
    OMG PEOPLE get it through your thick skulls! This is why there is still racism in this country b/c everyone's worried about who they're going to hire based on the color of their skin, and not by their qualifications for that job! It's reverse racism, being overly nice to minority's just because of what color their skin is. That is not equality and that is definitely not what Dr King preached about.
  • urbanpoet 2013/02/12 17:56:04
  • katyusk... urbanpoet 2013/02/13 04:33:20
    katyuska rojas
    Obama is not Catholic. The Pope is not the president of a country but the highest Authority of the Catholic Church, Including Catholics in America.
  • urbanpoet katyusk... 2013/02/13 10:33:23 (edited)

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