Many MSM sources are touting the possibility of ‘the first black Pope’. Many of these stories also press the line ‘is the world ready?’. Once again the MSM fails to do the most basic fact checking. There have in fact already been three black Popes.
Many news outlets have reported incorrectly that if elected, Arinze or Napier would become the first Black pope. Actually, it would be the fourth time a Black assumed the throne at the Vatican. The three earlier African popes, all of them now saints, were: Pope Saint Victor 1 (183-203 A.D.), Pope Saint Gelasius 1 (492-496 A.D.) and Pope Saint Miliades 1 (311-314 A.D.).
There have been headlines questioning whether or not the world is ready for the first black Pope. The only problem with such reporting is that they’re about 1,500 years too late. You see, a little research will show that not only has there been an African Pope before, but there have been three. They are: Pope Saint Victor 1, who served from 186-197 A.D., Pope Saint Miliades 1 from 311 to 314 A.D. and Pope Saint Gelasius 1 from 492-496 A.D.