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A black president? How about a black pope

Posted by: Gary Stern - Posted in Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Black pope, La Stampa, Obama on Nov 06, 2008

I don’t really get the connection, but…

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta told the Italian daily La Stampa that the election of Barack Obama may somehow set the stage for a black pope.

12-gregory.jpgGregory says that Obama’s victory was “a great step forward for humanity and a sign that in the United States the problem of racial discrimination has been overcome.”

He also said that the election of a black pope could “send a splendid signal to the world” about the Catholic Church.

This may all be true, but I don’t see how you get from point A to point B.

Gregory, as you may know, is black. And he has Chicago roots, just like what’s his name.

He is also regarded as a contender to become archbishop of New York (Gregory, not Obama).