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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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76.

Mrs914xx    

He's smoking Something Heavy!

555 days ago
77.

Roman    

Please stop letting this guy travel. If he thinks he can change the world, send him to Mexico where the blood from drugs is spilling on american streets. Better yet, just stop being ridiculous

555 days ago
78.

KSB24    

Really? This is really getting to his head. Give me a ******g break

555 days ago
79.

mike    

he got tired of korean ***** now he's going to get some italian *****

555 days ago
80.

mozilla    

You should be ashamed of yourself posting this crap! Bad enough when he went to N. Korea. Sickening~

555 days ago
81.

edrebber    

Dennis Rodman is doing a fantastic job as Secretary of State.

555 days ago
82.

Gargamel    

I would vote for Rodman if he ran for president.

555 days ago
83.

anya2u    

This freaks looks like the fkn Devil.... he won't get anywhere near the Pope.

555 days ago
84.

Mrugowsky    

Who still uses the term "muckety muck"??? Like the Pope would waste his time with that freak.

555 days ago
85.

Raejean    

If this sudden emergence as a self-styled diplomat doesn't prove that the man's cheese has slid off his cracker, nothing will.

554 days ago
86.

Sam    

Freak human

554 days ago
87.

Vic L    

Dennis will let the new Pope borrow one of his nose rings, so he can use it the next time he blesses his congregation.

554 days ago
88.

Julies    

Dennis tells TMZ, "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed .

He can find self-value in his own country. Seek and deserve love and you will find it. A nice girl can make all the difference . She will give you love if you can truly return it. Be worthy.

554 days ago
89.

gbtw    

for the love of christ (literally), the closest this guy will get to the pope is ****ing madonna... give it a rest rodman. i mean, if you're sober and ****, happy for you, but c'mon- just cuz you're on the wagon doesn't mean you're ready to fix the world.

554 days ago
90.

John    

speaking of Dennis Rodman LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsn7YPjNlk0

554 days ago
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