Not Having a Black Pope Is Not a Bad Thing

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Some people were disappointed that the Conclave of Cardinals did not select Cardinal Peter Turkson to be the first Black Pope of the Catholic church. But would having an African pope have generated significant change in the Catholic church's official policies? Renee at Womanist Musings thinks not. In fact, here's why she says having a Black Pope would not have have made a difference:

When you compare Tuckson with Francis I, it's clear that there is little difference because they both strongly support church doctrine, which is both homophobic and anti-woman. Did the world really need another Black man in a position of power who is willing to parrot the party line? Tuckson may be a Black man but that does not mean he is worthy of support.

March 10, 2013 - Roma - 886765 : (Luigi Coli / EIDON), 2013-03-10 Roma - Cardinal Turkson celebrated mass in the church of San Liborio - Peter Turkson during the celebration (Credit Image: © Eidon Press/ZUMAPRESS.com)


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