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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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46.

FlamingoNut    

For the love of God, please stop talking about him. I'd rather look at a Kardashian than this tool.
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I can't believe I just said that...

505 days ago
47.

sid    

No you're not.

505 days ago
48.

Mikey    

I love it when he goes on a bender. Very entertaining. I wanna see him put a towel on his head and go to Iran next.

505 days ago
49.

Liz    

If Rodman wants to stand outside with the other 100,00 people, go ahead. But NOBODY in the Vatican is going to arrange an actual meeting.

505 days ago
50.

Stephanie    

If that ever happened, I've lost all faith in religion...

505 days ago
51.

Meandmine    

This idiot looks like a bull with all that hardware stuck through his nose.

505 days ago
52.

Kathy    

Will somebody do away with the extremely ugly dfn?

505 days ago
53.

cristiana    

he's going to scare the crap out of everyone there!

505 days ago
54.

BB not bb    

People with money and power are all flocking together, thinking that will save them. They are conspiring how to manipulate their leverage in the world to save themselves from the coming destruction. Nothing will save you but a pure heart in the Lord Yehushua of Nazareth, the King of the Jews, who was sacrificed for the sins of man so that all who believe and repent will have eternal life.

505 days ago
55.

BobLubehands    

Rodman sit your dumbass down. You smoking too much meth. You should have never went to Korea also you are not a diplomat. You are a delusional drug addict

505 days ago
56.

Toilethead    

He should be going to a nut farm.

505 days ago
57.

Laura    

There's something to be said about frying your brain with those drugs---he just seems to live in a fairyland. As for North Korea--things have gotten much worse since his visit. So, maybe his "people" should keep him away from the Pope.

505 days ago
58.

Bamby    

Lol!!!! What is this guy smoking these days? He came out of his shell and now thinks that he can honorably represent the US for any cause...

505 days ago
59.

William j    

You Jews at tmz should dress Rodman up as a rabbi but we both know that won't happen cause then you will be disrespecting Judaism why don't you dradle spinners lay off disrespecting the Catholics cause we all know Jews are the biggest hypocrites on the planet!!

505 days ago
60.

Edith    

This guy is too stupid to be make a joke!

505 days ago
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