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Dennis Rodman

I'm Goin' To Meet

The New Pope

3/12/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0311_dennis_rodman_vatican_compositeDennis Rodman -- fresh from his basketball summit in North Korea -- is now setting his sights on fixing those pesky problems plaguing the Catholic Church ... because he's jetting to Rome today in hopes of meeting the new Pope.

Rodman tells TMZ ... his "people" in Rome have been in touch with the muckety mucks at the Vatican and they're trying to arrange a sit-down with the next person to don the big funny hat.

Rodman -- who wants to be there when the white smoke fills the air -- is gambling just a bit, because the Cardinals are voting today and Rodman won't land until late tonight.  But our top Catholic source -- Shevonne -- tells us ... it's unlikely anyone will get the nod on the first vote.

As for what Dennis wants to accomplish ... he tells TMZ, "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed ... I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world."

Rodman cites his March North Korean excursion -- where he met with leader Kim Jong Un -- as proof he's the right man to hash out a peace plan ... claiming he broke barriers in the DPRK nobody else could.

So we gotta ask ...

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MsRichards    

If he wants to be where he is needed .. Then why isn't his azz here working so he can catch up his back child support he owes? This idiot is a delusional deadbeat.

506 days ago
17.

Diamond Goddess!    

I know this is cray, but i REALLY love this!!!
When you look at what a shiz-azzed state the world is in, using the glamour/fame/entertainment/sports card just may work.
(DRod got face-time with Un in a way that Obama can't/won't do right now.)
I'm tellin' ya, this cray shiz just may work!!!

506 days ago
18.

cobrazombie    

It's ridiculous. But it's also entertaining watching that fool going around photobombing the chief loonies of the world.

506 days ago
19.

Jackie    

HOW MUCH MONEY DID KIM JONG UN PAY DENNIS RODMAN TO COME HANG OUT WITH HIM AND BE HIS FRIEND??????......Meanwhile their entire country is STARVING and I read something a few weeks ago some people have been resorting to cannibalism.

506 days ago
20.

moxie    

What an FN JERK.

506 days ago
21.

BB not bb    

What is this world coming to? It was bad enough that we had actors like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Shwarzeneggar as leaders. Now Dennis Rodman wants to be a politician? North Korea threatened us after his peace and love mission there. I wonder what he would have to say to a pope, who is supposed to represent good morals?


This guy was always the biggest freak partier and womanizer. What does he have to discuss with a pope? This is getting so weird.

506 days ago
22.

Truth    

THIS GUY IS A F*CKING JOKE.... THAT'S LIKE TIGER WOODS BEING A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR. WTF, DUDE GOT KICKED OFF CELEB APPRENTICE FOR DRUGS AND ALCOHOL 3YRS AGO. I SEE HE STILL AINT SOBER. #TRUTH!!

506 days ago
23.

EasilyHard    

Nothibg beats a drunk basketball legend

506 days ago
24.

Keyser Söze    

How about option# 3, TMZ: I couldn't care less.

506 days ago
25.

Michael    

How can anyone voting in the poll NOT think that this is anything but a good idea for everyone involved?!

506 days ago
26.

Gretel    

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Dennis Rodman is bipolar and he seems to be on a manic swing. This isn't going to end well.

506 days ago
27.

Cricket    

How did Rodman appoint himself to this position. Time for the government to confiscate his passport. State. This won't work.

506 days ago
28.

TruthBTold    

Well I heard (this is a gossip site right?) He had brain damage from years of drug and alcohol abuse. But you didn't hear it from me!

506 days ago
29.

t    

Hes such a freak and weirdo...hes useless on Celebrity Apprentice....Dennis, youre fired! And please dont let this freak near the new Pope!

506 days ago
30.

Onward    

Self-absorbed and totally inflated ego. Agree--he's delusional. His 15 minutes of fame should be up now.

506 days ago
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