ROME (AP) — After raising eyebrows by going to North Korea, former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman is continuing his bizarre global tour by visiting Rome — purportedly to help Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana become the first black pope.

But Rodman didn’t seem too sure who he was supposed to be promoting when asked about it Wednesday. “From Africa right?” Rodman asked, wearing a hat and T-shirt promoting the Irish betting firm that organized his trip.

Rodman said he was sure the next pope would be black and that he would like to meet him in Africa on his self-styled mission to promote world peace.

Even Rodman’s plans to enter St. Peter’s Square in a custom-built “pope-mobile” were uncertain Wednesday: The vehicle had been delayed by snow in northern Italy.

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2 thoughts on “Rodman Backs Black Papal Candidate in PR Stunt

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  2. Dennis Rodman….the perfect poster person for Rent-a-Negro. The Irish betting firm did! “But Rodman didn’t seem too sure who he was supposed to be promoting when asked about it Wednesday. From Africa, right?” Three probabilities exist here: (1) the oxygen pressure level in the plane was really thin. (2) the briefings prior to boarding the aircraft didn’t have enough powerpoint presentations. (3) Not enough mini bottles of liquid memory whether it’s Jim Beam or Jack Daniels were on the plane.

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