Dennis Rodman Tells Bruce Johnson In Rome That Next Pope Will Be Black

10:38 AM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
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VATICAN CITY (WUSA9) -- In Rome on Wednesday, former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman said he was confident the next pope will be African-American.

Rodman, wearing a t-shirt for Irish betting firm Paddy Power and a neon floral jacket, talked to WUSA 9's Bruce Johnson. Rodman was reportedly visiting Rome to help Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana become the first black pope. "Right now he's 3 to 1," Rodman told Bruce.

He also told Bruce that he was there on a business venture and had just finished taping a commercial featuring Rodman as a pope in a "pope-mobile."

"I'll be riding around here in a pope-mobile later on," Rodman told Bruce, gesturing to the square. "And, uh, just to let people know that the next pope is going to be black."

Watch raw video from the interview here.

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