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.
THere was a whole string of Syrian popes in the 700s—refugees from the Religion of Peace who had ended up in Rome and nobody thought nothin’ of electing them pope.
This drivel coming out of the MSM is vomit-worthy.