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Rapper Common

Bring On a Black Pope!

2/11/2013 11:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper Common isn't too beat up about the Pope calling it quits today -- because it means the next leader of the Catholic Church ... COULD BE BLACK!!!

Common was coming back from a workout session in L.A. ... when our photog asked about the strong possibility Pope Benedict XVI's replacement could be a black cardinal from Ghana named Peter Turkson.

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In the age of a black President, Common tells us, electing a black Pope would be "a beautiful thing.

FYI -- Pope Benedict XVI is the first Pope in nearly 600 years to call it quits ... saying he's too old at the age of 85 to continue doing the job.

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76.

Calione2311    

Dorner is my dad im proud

529 days ago
77.

YourAnAsshole    

Racism is alive and well. Take a look at every other race besides whites, they are some of the most racist ****s I know. Please try and refute that... I dare ya

529 days ago
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chicago_animal     

I think a white woman winning Miss Black America would be a beautiful thing.

529 days ago
79.

Infiniti    

who cares if he's black, white, yellow, red, blue, or green?! a man chosen by god is the man to lead, plain and simple!

529 days ago
80.

HumanNature    

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.


-- Maya Angelou

529 days ago
81.

USArmy    

He must be kidding. Is he looking for the Church to go under like this country? Electing a black President in this country has been a disaster. Putting a black in charge of the Catholic Church is just asking for trouble.

529 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

Let's do it.

529 days ago
83.

PureRadiance    

It's catholic not baptist

529 days ago
84.

el polacko    

ratzinger's legacy will include, both from when he was grand inquisitor and as pope, his demonization of gay people in terms that put the westboro cult to shame while, simultaneously, protecting the pedophiles in his church's ranks. perhaps it's time that the vatican be stripped of the 'statehood' put in place by mussolini so that the criminal abusers in the catholic church can be prosecuted just as any other citizen would be.

529 days ago
85.

DaveT    

What about a Chinese pope?

529 days ago
86.

Coldhardtruth    

I like how those so called catholics are the first to judge but are so true to their faith that they forget to follow Jessus' message of acceptance. You must be so proud of calling ypurselves catholics when what you do goes completly agints what the holy roman catholic church stands for and what jesus preached. I just love your judgmental hypocrisy..

529 days ago
87.

Larry    

Black Pope? Why the hell not? There is nothing in the Bible forbidding priests to marry. Some Pope in the 1500's decided to implement celibacy, and we know what that lead to, don't we? Let priests marry and crack a normal nut then maybe they will quit diddling their alter boys...

528 days ago
88.

Kaaka    

If there is a BLACK POPE! people might actually pay attention that there is a POPE.

528 days ago
89.

DuecesUp    

Commons gay. Black people are the most racist people in America.

528 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

Black Pope??? Why not, the last one was a Nazi.

528 days ago
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