Connect with us – Proudly Nigerian DIY Motivation & Information Blog

Africans Have No Experience To Become Pope, They’re Not Popular – Pope Benedict’s Brother

Celebrity Gossip

Africans Have No Experience To Become Pope, They’re Not Popular – Pope Benedict’s Brother

africans can't become pope

March 3rd, 2013 – Africans Have No Experience To Become Pope, They’re Not Popular – Pope Benedict’s Brother

Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brotherMsgr Georg Ratzinger recently made a controversial statement on the choice of the next Roman Catholic Pope.

In an interview on CNN, Msgr Georg Ratzinger said he is sure the next Pope will come from Europe.

He also said Africans are not well known meaning they’re not popular and that they do not have the experience to become Pope yet.

Hear Msgr Georg Ratzinger in his own words below;

“I am certain a Pope will come from the new continents, but whether it would be now I have my doubts, in Europe we have many very able people and the Africans are still not so well known and maybe do not have the experience yet, I believe in later years Popes will come from different countries, different parts of the world, at the moment I believe the Pope should be European”

Guys what do you think… Is he right?



  1. Austine chibuike

    March 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    He,s sick n need 2 go n see a doctor.

  2. Rennethhappy

    March 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Give africa oppotunity to have experience, let that oppotunity start now.

  3. Yugh bar ignatius

    March 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    He is mad,i tot dere is no racial discrimination in d church,bt here is it from d mouth of a high priest,Gosh…

    • ola

      March 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM




  4. Kings

    March 3, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Get out all of u. He said d truth. Africans will Embezzle al catholic church money if dem enta dere. Mak dem go repgair deir continent 1st b4 lukin 4 pope.

    • Stony

      March 4, 2013 at 7:44 AM

      Are u listebing to urself, do u think is anybody that can b a pope! For u to ascend to b d no 1 ranking man in d Catholic church, u must have a reputable character. And this character does not depend on country or continent. Its given to man by God. So y say Africans would steal all the money. R dey not good people in Africa? Talk with wisdom

    • micheal

      March 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      you must be an idiot,we are talking of spiritual issue,you are talking of something else.You must be a racist.

  5. Amara

    March 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    When will they stop denying Africans there right? Its time….and is now

  6. Amara

    March 3, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    In the church or presence of God none is perfect…lets try it first

  7. Loveday

    March 3, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    It all seem to be Nation or Country focused. I am sure there are criterias for becoming a Pope and If an African happens to fit the bill why not. We need a change..

  8. Bee

    March 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    we knew before,that then are just using Africa.Africa to become pope is overdue and before Benedict became pope,it suppose to be Africa and now we are.

  9. mulikatcardoso

    March 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Africa can be Pope ,but not nigeria person ,he will clear all the church money with is family, Africa from other country yes.

  10. Iyke

    March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    D pope elder broder is sayin d truth cos God wrath we start from african bcomin pope cos ballack obama is an africa a illuminatti member even a beast 4 cryin out loud so i tink if i africa bcom pope d person we aproved all d obama instructions lyk same sex marride and abortion so God we nw destory d world lyk dat

    • Ego Bekee

      March 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Let me tell you something Iyke , separate religion from politics. Leave Obama out of this as the Vatican is not bound by law to accept everything or anything Obama has said regarding same -sex marriage, abortion and what have you. Are you really sure that you are a true African? Can’t you read the handwriting on the wall about the truth behind the pope’s elder brother’s comment? Don’t you know that this is just a ploy, tactic or move to deny Africans this opportunity of producing the next pope if it is God’s will. Shine your eyes my dear.

    • OLA

      March 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      Y Iyke and King get the same cray fish brain, na only Obama be the black wey dey illuminati what about the white people whey dey the cult as well abi you no hear say Queen dey as well no be she be the Queen of England

      Na wah for una whey still in love with slave trade oh
      Black people may God help us


  11. rick

    March 3, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Dis is racism in catholic…

    • Ego Bekee

      March 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM

      That’s what is, Rick. That’s exactly what it is.

  12. Timothy Obinali

    March 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Tht statement suppose not to come from d mouth of such a high profile priest. We are talking of spirituality here not secularity hence this statement is Hitleristic.I am quite convinced tht Africans n Latin American ppl will do better spiritually if they are given the opportunity more than all these superpower and hip hop popes.Pope’s brother must apologize for this careless statement.He is talking of experience, what is their experience? What is the percentage of western christians today? Instead of growing spiritually, they sink into homosexuality, paedophilia, and abuse etc.If he doesn’t know: predominate Catholics are today found in Africa and Latin America.So he should withdraw tht myopic, racist, neo-colonialist statement, its unfortunate to come out from a person like him.

  13. Ego Bekee

    March 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    What an insult! What kind of experience is the Pope’ s elder talking about? Ok!, I got it now. Maybe the experience he
    is talking about is the experience of the cover up and not doing enough to investigate and if need be, prosecute some European Catholic Priests and Bishops who have been, and may still be abusing children entrusted into their care sexually by the Vatican, and who are still practising or serving in the church. Of course, he knows that an African Pope will never keep quiet about it, rather, he will expose those priests and Bishops who have and may still committing this type of evil. What kind of experience does an African Pope need to know what is right and wrong in serving and worshipping God the way it should be done? Does he need a different type of experience to know that this type of evil being committed by such priests is wrong? I had expected that as an old man, he should have just said, ” let whoever God chooses, no matter which continent he comes from , be the next Pope” . Enough of all these, ” nothing good can come out of African continent syndrome “.

  14. Arinzona

    March 3, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Let dem give fr mbaka pope cos he desve it…

    • onyeze

      March 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

      abi ooo Nwaikuku.

  15. Bobby Franc

    March 4, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Catholics fighting themselves..what a shame…I bet Muslims will never do such…But Mr. Msgr I thought it’s God that directs a pope on what to do so why are you comparing human experience here??

    • jk

      March 4, 2013 at 7:09 AM

      nobody is talking about muslims here,so shut ur trap bobby or who eva u are,u and i no islam is an anti peace religion or r u blind 2 see that no islamic country has peace,meanwhile the catholics will always sort themselves.

    • Kelechi

      March 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      @boby u dey mad what did muslim knw abt religion if nt only 2kill in name of fighting 4allah

  16. Sam

    March 4, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    Racist’s mentality!

  17. okum joseph

    March 4, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    A big fool of him making such a comment nd he 4get dat Arinze would hav been there b4 hz broda may be realy he need see surgery for an operation; Europe as he talk nd Africa who warship GOD mor? Geoge am asking u or do u think dat Africa z stil a slave? Moreso, d deciatn cames 4rm Europe may GOD 4giv him bt ppl shud mind wht 2 drop in air 2 avoid alsult. Der4, i no alot of Africa may suport u bt grab dz expresion “A bird of feather fly together” dnt quote me wrong abt it i no wht i av writn so far. So an Africa dat suport u are a birth seller, they are Esue who eat poradge nd sel hz birthright.

  18. Sniky

    March 4, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    @ kING, u r even mor stupid nd ignorant dan dy pope’s broda. People lyk u r dy reason africa findz it difficult 2 move 4ward! African wil embezzle money? Datz ur arguement? U r clearly drownin in dy ocean of ignorance, if nt u wil knw dat Europeans does mor evil compared embezzlement. Can u cite any High profile case of an african priest embezzlin church money? No nid 2 tawk fuda coz u seem lyk dy dull type. @IYKE, u sound foolish n clueless. Apparently u dnt knw anytin abt religion or politics. Listen 2 ursef n c hw comic n ludicrous u sound. African pope wil approve evil tinz Obama proposed? Wat evil? Same sex marriage hav bin long approved by a white leader in england. GAY PRIEST hav bin legalized by dy Same EUROPEANS! Considerin dy fact dat dz was dz same devilish act was condemed by african priests, wu den is mor evil? Tink b4 u cum out n tawk lyk a primary skul pupil. Dat use shameless old fool made a racial comment against africa u cudnt even realise dat. Wat kind of experience does he mean? I tot a priest was supose 2 be pple lead by holy spirit? I tot dy any priest wu has meet dy criteria is elligible 2 be chosen as pope? Wat oda experience does 1 nid after pasin tru al dy rigorous process of dy catholic church up 2 dy highest level of bin deem fit 2 contest 4 pope? Or maybe Africans lack xperience of bin able 2 hid evil priestz dat rape children n women! Itz dy house of God nd idealy dia shld be no discrimination. GOD doesnt discriminate, y wud a man of such religious status do? Itz high tym we stamp on dz white Superiority bulshit! Africanz r nt perfect bt Europeanz r no beta!

  19. Obinna

    March 4, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    he said the truth. nigerian in this 21th century has no steady light and you want them to give arinze from nigeria pope? u people should travel outside and see how even asia, sauth america and other continents are developing and you want to give wicked human beings pope for what.africans need to make history first.

  20. kkkk

    March 4, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Racist on the street,racist on immigrants,and now racist from d pope himself,italian need to grow and stop dis deir madness of racism(black coulor)

  21. eben

    March 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    why re the popes even important to the world.??.i ve been askin questions about tht.

  22. manga wamba

    March 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    its a testiomony that Africans have no place in heaven, a race without a spiritual guide, they discarded their God given religion for cheap heaven, chased are away from Rome and deported from mecca. what a shame!

  23. okwudiri chukwu

    March 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    when they collecting money to the african romacatholic they don’t say that africa have no exprence is now to have there right, God help us church has becomes something else, in one way we don’t have any person to blame because GOD SAID HIS JUDGEMENT WILL START FROM THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. ONE PEOPLE HAVE TAKE THIS POST AS THE PALACE. GOD WILL DO IT LIKE GOODLUCK JOTHAN OWN I BELIEVE.

  24. Chijioke

    March 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    With respect to my fellow africans,the Msgr has said nothing wronga.We are nt qualified.Look at wat is going on in d continent,especially my country(Nigeria) to b precise,where fanatism and hypocrisy has taken over Xtianity..where our leaders make policies to impoverish the governed and tax payers and our clergies do nothing but pray for them to continue.. We should nt b biased in this matter..Africa is nt ripe,talk more of Nigeria. For those that mentioned Mbaka,he is nt fit for a pope,Mbaka has turned from a man of God to a musician and business merchant… We are so engrossed in wealth and blasphemy than the Xtianity itself.. In Nigeria,twins are still being killed,homosexuality is going on,Osu-Dialla Caste system is still on,prohibition of inter-communal/regional marriage is still on. If we claim to have accepted Christ wat chance do we still have to carry on with these hateful acts.We are fuming bc it came from a European??? It is only there that forelong traditions are discussed and fought,unlike in my place where u’re told nt to discuss it so that it will die a natural death… If u dnt discuss,then hw will u pledge to abolish them??? Pls let’s nt deceive ourselves, the truth should b said… When we talk of illuminati and so many occult group springing up in Europe,we should bear in mind that we’ve had them long ago here in africa and Nigeria,like the ROF,Blood brothers,bloodmoney makers…Pls let’s nt be biased and start insulting any clergy… Let the Cardinals in the Vatican Decide,I am solidly behind their decision… Ave Maria!!!

    • ola

      March 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      MY PEOPLE – HEAR ANOTHER FOOL MESSAGE – FELA BABA 70 MAY U REST IN PEACE OH NO BE ALL THE THINGS WEY U DEY PREACH B THIS – ‘BEAST OF NO NATION’ I AM VERY SURE chijioke never comot for naija so u dont no whatapp in the world go no the meaning of interlectual before u complain about our Great land Naija na GB i dey and I no better u think say oyinbo be the best

      dem no evil pass una naija
      dem do fraud pass naija
      na them intorduce cult and illuminati go learn about klu khan b4 u start to dey complain about Naija and the fellow naija oh cray fish brain.

      • chijioke

        March 4, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        My wisest friend,if Naija is so good u wouldn’t leave ur dear country to a foreign land… U are among those who propel a beta naija but dnt want to partake in it… Y are u based in GB??? Cum and enjoy the plenty milk and honey u guys claim u ve…Hw many european want to cum and base here,or even school here?? U are a beast of one Nation,then y are u running from ur nation??? No need to call each other names(eg crayfish head),everyone is entitled to his/her opinion… That is the Msgr’s stand and he is right… In ur country every employer needs an applicant with experience,so hw will d freshers get d experience??? Why does it pain us when a white skin man says wat we’ve already been saying??? We’ve been descriminating against ourselves… So my dear cut dis crap of knowing the world beta and loving naija more than I do bc if u love naija more u wouldn’t b out of her shores.. So,let’s b mature and precise in our arguments bc u u dnt win arguments by calling ppl names and making baseless getures,that’s an imitaure way of arguing… My opinion and urs can’t b d same bc we’re different individuals with different areas of discipline…. No b u pay for my graduate studies oooo… Thanks

        • Africana

          March 5, 2013 at 1:22 AM

          @chijioke;you are a total disgrace to Africans. But weda u like it or not, an African priest will become the next pope bcos it has already been ordained by God. The whole world knew it was Cardinal Arinze’s turn to become pope, yet they played their religious politics and gave it to ratzinger. Now the sit is too hot for him. The Holy Ghost fire of GOD has severely burnt his nyash and head and he couldn’t continue again. If any other person becomes pope,he will end thesame way as this ratzinger. It is the time of Cardinal Arinze and nobody can say know bcos GOD has already confirmed his answer to be YES!

          • Chijioke

            March 5, 2013 at 7:50 AM

            I am a disgrace to Africa yet I work and live in Nigeria despite the ticking time bombs everywhere… U are a worthy son of Nigeria yet u leave ur nation and enslave urself in the whitemans land… They give u a means of livelihood which ur country couldn’t,yet u keep antagonising them..My friend wake up to reality and stop this whole immature way of making ur point… I still repeat,calling names does not win arguments rather it belittles u,it puts a doubt on ur level of education and reasoning… Hw many cardinals does Nigeria have??? Hw many cardinals does Africa have??? If u knw d answers to these question u’ll understand the msgr’s stand… I ve been a Catholic since birth and no one can tell me more abt d Catholic fate… If the African Cardinals feel they are being discriminated against,y dnt they throw in the towel and tell d world abt d injustice??? They are still amongst those who cover injustice… My dear,there’s more to salvation and religion than just waking up and insulting an ordained man of God..Who made u judge over mankind??? Let God do the judging,let him decide who is a racist or not.. They had said that a certain USA cardinal will nt b made pope,who heard any fuss from the Americans??? Did u hear them insult anyone?? Y are we so animalistic in our reasoning??? Always violent in reaction… Yet u expect ur kind to b made a pope.. Let the conclave cardinals decide… Thanks

  25. joe

    March 4, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Are white men god? God forbid,they always claim to be the best. well, what a pity we are better than the best.

  26. ebugliemo nnadi

    March 4, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    sorry guy’s it is called ‘the roman catholic’ not world catholic. but don’t worry cus their will be a foot ball match to determin who will become d next popee. game of throne.

  27. Indira

    March 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    What is wrong with this man! Can’t he realise that Africans are capable of anything. By the way – Where are the Catholic people now, this man is a racist and now I wonder how his brother is. What experience does one needs, is it to sit the whole day on a chair and getting old or what?

  28. Rita

    March 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Benedict’s brother that is qualify for next pope why did his brother resign? What we are saying is wheather african or europe what we need is the perfect will of God to be done.

  29. depioneer

    March 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    church of god is been politicized now.

  30. Ckenzie

    March 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Dis man has unwittingly told us dat popes are not chosen by God,but by men. I actually do not xpect d nxt pope 2b African, cos diz morally bankrupt whites wont let God do dat. Evil and its grand parents hav crept into d church’s hierachy. D nxt pope would, in fact, b an illuminati instrument. U may ask hw I knew. But let’s jst sit bak & watch.

  31. Oluwatomisin

    March 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Rubbish! Should the pope be chosen the God or by mere human beings? It is God that has the final say, he is de one that should determine where the next pope will come from. By the way, what do they take Africans for? An animal or what? Afterall, God created both the whites and the blacks.

  32. I thought their fairy tale book says religious leaders are direct representatives of jesus on earth.Hypocrisy at its finest.why would anybody need any sort of experience to represent the whiteman’s god?Religion is the poison of the earth and the catholic church is doing a very good job in enticing gullable Africans into their religious cult.You find poverty and disease stricken african neighborhoods with high crime rates and low employment you find war,lots of churches and liquor stores. whitemen live like kings in africa but africans are considered salvages and slaves in the western world.All wars between tribes and nations in africa have always been initiated by the whiteman with his religion and burning thirst for african resources.ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY has been a great tool of divide and loot for the europeans.You gotta keep them sick,hungry ,divided,poor and weak so that they will always look up to whiteman gods yeah? pedophiles,bigots,racists,war mongers,serial killer,hypocrites,rapists and white supremacy members all identify with christianity.why cant africans learn to be africans by upholding their traditions,customs,languages and identity and create a unique image of the black man that differs from the false and degrading ape like salvage,uncivilized,poor,filthy looking sub human identity the colonial masters and slave owners have bestowed on the beauty of a blackman?Chinese have endured such pains for hundreds of years but they are feared today by the west because they stuck with identifying with their traditions ,beliefs,customs,languages and unity and shun the whiteman’s fake fairy tale sky god religion and beliefs. WAKE UP AFRICANS … WAKE UP AND FIGHT YOUR WAY OUT OF THE WHITEMAN’S MENTAL BOUNDAGE.

  33. jimmy

    March 4, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    That his brother have eating too much wurst and potatos salade,dont forget the whole world don’t like African,BUT GOD will conquer them for us.since they have been their nothing changed.they are not serving GOD we know it,is just a institution of slavry.go back an read about them they are anti christ.

  34. GAI

    March 4, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Na waoooooooooooooo! so all this while, it has been boju-boju? i was make to believe that the Almighty God makes the choice. and i do not think God needs your experience, popularity nor your capabilities for his assignment. even if that is the necessary condition, then Africa is the most qualify. because my God choose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, the weak to shame men of valor,the poor to shame the blessed. that was the reason why Jesus himself could come through the popular and rich family. If what the Romans make us to believe is true, please allow the Holy spirit who knoweth and seacheth the heart of all being perform what God has ordained without undue manipulations.

  35. Ayodele

    March 4, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    U people should look beyond d phisical and intellectual arguement and analysis,d so call leaders in ranking are all cult menbers so,hold ur breath and only focus on God and not false religion that will lead one to hell

  36. Abdullahi Yusuf

    March 4, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Na wuna sabi..,

  37. olahemeka

    March 4, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    nonsense he don’t know what he is talking about.

  38. Correct

    March 4, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Has the Nigerian employer given a graduate the opportunity to get experience on the job? They always want experience staff. Abeg joor make una no blame am. Experience matter everywhere!

  39. chijioke

    March 4, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    My wisest friend,if Naija is so good u wouldn’t leave ur dear country to a foreign land… U are among those who propel a beta naija but dnt want to partake in it… Y are u based in GB??? Cum and enjoy the plenty milk and honey u guys claim u ve…Hw many european want to cum and base here,or even school here?? U are a beast of one Nation,then y are u running from ur nation??? No need to call each other names(eg crayfish head),everyone is entitled to his/her opinion… That is the Msgr’s stand and he is right… In ur country every employer needs an applicant with experience,so hw will d freshers get d experience??? Why does it pain us when a white skin man says wat we’ve already been saying??? We’ve been descriminating against ourselves… So my dear cut dis crap of knowing the world beta and loving naija more than I do bc if u love naija more u wouldn’t b out of her shores.. So,let’s b mature and precise in our arguments bc u u dnt win arguments by calling ppl names and making baseless getures,that’s an imitaure way of arguing… My opinion and urs can’t b d same bc we’re different individuals with different areas of discipline…. No b u pay for my graduate studies oooo… Thanks

  40. Africana

    March 5, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    @chijioke;Do not criticise Ola for telling u the gospel truth. What made alot of people to travel out is because they are searching for greener pastures which naija can’t afford dem due to high level corruption and man-know-man syndrome. However, no matter how bad and corrupt naija may be, there are still gud people there. And no matter how civilised the whites are, there are still bad eggs. How can you support the motion for a whitey to become pope when there have been series of scandals and atrocities committed by them and continually too. Let us give Africans the opportunity and see what will manifest. We need change in the world. Obama became the 1st black to rule America and live inside the white house. That is significant change. Let the Vatican emulate this American ideology of tolerance, else we Africans will all boycott their ‘ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH’

    • Chijioke

      March 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM

      Hw many General Overseers in Nigeria have been succeeded by a non-family member??? Every GO makes his wife and Children Bishops so as to b in line to succeed him…. This a black man’s selfish interest in a black land… I am not against change but we should not throw stones when we are also guilty of such offence…We do zoning in dis country even in appointments…Y???? Wat scandal has d whiteman committed that hasn’t been committed in Nigeria??? We all sight Obama as a case study,Obama is just a black man with a white culture imbuilt in his DNA… Obama is an American,he is no African that migrated….he was born into the USA and was not smuggled into there…. To ur issue of leaving ur country for greener pastures,is Europe not being developed by Europeans??? Y not develop ur own country??? U leave d shores of ur country bc it has no future for u..bc u dnt want ur dreams to die..yet u want to go and struggle another man’s sweat,another man’s contribution in developing his nation…. We have lost souls in trying to build a one nation united by a common goal-love,yet that love is no where… I ve lost an uncle in d struggle for a one Nigeria… So my dear,Ola knws nothing abt being a Nigerian… She should come home and develop her place into a habitable place for generations so that we can also have a basis to feel superior…. Christianity was founded by the europeans..They’ve lost so many lives trying to make christianity reign in Africa yet sum of our callous traditions still remain… My dear,let’s face the fact and stop dwelling on bias.. Thanks


    March 5, 2013 at 6:25 AM


  42. jeyjey okocha

    March 5, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    I knew it will be like this, pope to come african who born them only God intervintion will give us that, that all.

  43. balkas

    March 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM


  44. balkas

    March 5, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    african can t rule whole world ,,since when ? fisrt it us to shown in our countries and seen out side there..!!!

  45. missy

    March 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    is it about popularity to please pple or serving God and please Him b careful pope you might end in the lake of fire. search your heart dude.

  46. sas

    March 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    in ua bible which chapter is thet ? hehehehe ine kinda skipped that bit ooo racialsmin church sooooooooooo sad.whom r u serving ? answer only known in ua heart pls dont tell us we nid not to know u shall be judged n your own dude

  47. ggg

    March 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    datz total racism! am disappointed wif that statement. christianity has now turned to politics total. God is nt a respecter of man.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Celebrity Gossip




To Top