« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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 ...

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
114 COMMENTS

No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
91.

LillyKat    

God. Is it just me? I feel like I'm witnessing a terrible manic episode with this guy. I feel like any second now he's going to crash. What a weird feeling. Please stop putting this guy in the news.

591 days ago
92.

Biebsburbs    

Is Obama financing him for all these 'diplomatic' trips? As a payback to Hollywood???? Holly black smoke!

591 days ago
93.

Truth44    

He's a disgusting, poor excuse for a human!! Idio$!!!

589 days ago
94.

Michael Dillon    

So I ask that you please forward this. I see a news header that states N. Korea to settle all accounts with the U.S. and that In the meantime we are flying stealth bombers in close proximity to their country, as a "show of force". It seems to me that we are on the verge of what I hate to say, but what is by definition, a war. We can not do this to the Children of either of our country's. So here you go Harvey, Dennis Rodman is known right now as either a jester or a friend of the ruler. the reality is he is the epitome of diversity, either he wants everyone to look at him or he just doesn't care about what the world tells us to care about, either way he is an ambassador of what America is truly about, and we must ask for his help as the politicians and generals have their own agendas, I believe as convuluted as Mr. Rodman may come off, he has always been someone who would say it like it is, and it is this strength that can not hurt. Who else do you know that can hold a conversation with Kim Jong-un.

576 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Around The Web