Rebel theologian says Obama to pave way for first black Pope

Catholic cardinals impressed by Barack Obama’s rise to power may be encouraged to elect the first black pope, according to a theologian once silenced by Cardinal Ratzinger before he became pope.

19th February, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI.

Catholic cardinals impressed by Barack Obama’s rise to power may be encouraged to elect the first black pope, according to a Brazilian theologian once silenced by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became pope.

Leonardo Boff said the chances of an African such as Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana becoming the next pontiff are slim after Pope Benedict XVI named most of the 117 cardinals who will choose his successor in a conclave next...

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