- Dec 2015
Great points very well said. And you’re right about the surge of Catholics in Africa, sub Sahara Africa included. I feel within the next five Popes we are going to have a black African pope.I believe that Francis Arinze from Nigeria was the black African cardinal who was considered papabile at the 2005 papal conclave.
There have surely been African popes in ancient times from the Maghreb area of North Africa, which is inhabited by Arabs and Berbers, who are Semitic peoples. But never has there been a black African pope. But sub-Saharan Africa is likely the area of the world where the Catholic population is presently growing faster than anywhere else, So it's possible in the future.
And I thought it was just so wonderful and well articulated How the historian , Mr Davis shown in the original post.... was clear about his points. This is not about taking away culture from Europe or trying to say that Saint Nicholas was Turkic it has nothing whatsoever to do with that. You look at the comment sections in some of the articles I have shown and that is what some people erroneously think