Would the curia really be ready for an African pope?

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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While news media throughout the world continue to speculate about the possibility of a “first black pope,” only very few stories bother to add the qualifier “in modern history” or “in more than 1,500 years.” If you’re curious, the leading historian of African American Catholic history, Benedictine Brother Cyprian Davis of St.