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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.

sid    

No you're not.

590 days ago
47.

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.

590 days ago
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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.

590 days ago
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Stephanie    

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

590 days ago
50.

Meandmine    

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

590 days ago
51.

Kathy    

Will somebody do away with the extremely ugly dfn?

590 days ago
52.

cristiana    

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

590 days ago
53.

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.

590 days ago
54.

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

590 days ago
55.

Toilethead    

He should be going to a nut farm.

590 days ago
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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.

590 days ago
57.

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...

590 days ago
58.

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!!

590 days ago
59.

Edith    

This guy is too stupid to be make a joke!

590 days ago
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4reallikecomon    

Guarantee you...they wont let this clown no where near the Pope.

590 days ago
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