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Dennis Rodman backs black papal candidate in PR stunt

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  • Former NBA star Dennis Rodman walks down a street near St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Rodman is in Rome to promote the papal candidacy of Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana.

      Former NBA star Dennis Rodman walks down a street near St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Rodman is in Rome to promote the papal candidacy of Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana.
    Associated Press

  • Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in a Rome hotel, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. After raising eyebrows by going to North Korea, former U.S. basketball star Rodman is continuing his bizarre global tour by visiting Rome _ purportedly to help Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana become the first black pope.

      Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in a Rome hotel, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. After raising eyebrows by going to North Korea, former U.S. basketball star Rodman is continuing his bizarre global tour by visiting Rome _ purportedly to help Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana become the first black pope.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

ROME -- 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 "popemobile" were uncertain Wednesday: The vehicle had been delayed by snow in northern Italy.

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