I don’t know who they consider the last “non-European” pope. Three popes are believed to have been born in Africa. At least one was born in Asia (St. Peter). Possibly some other early popes were born in what is today Turkey or Syria. The last pope I can think of who wasn’t born in Europe is Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear), elected in 1154, who was born in England. But the British Isles are generally considered part of Europe.
This Catholic doesn’t care WHERE the Pope comes from as long as he has the brass cojones to CLEANSE the Church of all hosexuals. ANY priest who is sexually involved with ANYONE, child or adult, has broken his vows and is not legitimate priest. The problem is, many such individuals are now Bishops and Cardinals and they are not about to start a cleansing that will end with their heads rolling too.
The Church needs to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, if it is to remain relevant and powerful enough to counter the rising horror of Islam.
I fear as long as the system remains unchanged, we will get more of the same. Black Pope, Asian Pope,we need a serious reformer.
I’m a POB - “Plain Ole Baptist.” So, what I think about who should be the next Pope is irrelevant...actually I do not even have an opinion on it except to say that those responsibile for picking Him, as Christians, should concern themselves with what God wants and not what is politically correct...etc.
Roman Catholics are the largest “Christian” denomination...and as such should worry about ONLY what the Lord Jesus would want. Now how they go about determining God’s will.....well I cannot presume to know how to do it. Personnally, I pray a lot, study scripture for guidance, and trust to His providential guidance. That is the full extent of my advice...if it is even called for.
One freeper is trying to spread a claim that there have already been three black Popes.
Cardinal Cooke said that he never felt the presence of the Holy Spirit more than when he was at the Conclave that gave us John Paul II.
Pass this reminder on to the less knowledgable.
How about a Kenyan by way of Indonesia?