Rodman at Vatican, Hawking Gambling Site
He predicts next pope will be black
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2013 12:19 PM CDT
Dennis Rodman walks by the Bernini Colonnade near St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

(Newser) – Globe-trotting ambassador Dennis Rodman has arrived in Vatican City as promised, though his main goal isn't very saint-like. He's pushing Irish gambling site Paddy Power, reports CBS News. As part of the gambit, Rodman says he intends to meet the next pope and predicts it will be a black cardinal, specifically Peter Turkson, though AP tweaks him for not being too familiar with the candidate. "From Africa, right?" Rodman asks. (In fairness to Rodman, AP is running several photographs of Turkson incorrectly identifying him as from Nigeria; it's actually Ghana.)

Before he left for Rome, Rodman explained his modest goals to TMZ: "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed," he said. "I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world."

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Imhotep
Mar 14, 2013 7:48 AM CDT
Flash ! Rodman not from the USA. We disavow him and his claims of being an ambassador or representing in any way shape or form the people of the United States. He is an imposter. Do not believe a word that he says. Arrest him at his next stop and ship him back to France.
Tomsylvania
Mar 14, 2013 7:12 AM CDT
Derp
right2dave
Mar 14, 2013 3:42 AM CDT
What a classy guy?