Why Catholics don’t need another European Pope.

For the last 2,000 years the Catholic Church has had 265 Popes and next month they will get a new one. The vast majority of these spiritual and church leaders have come from Europe, most of them being of Italian descent.

In the early days of the Church their leaders came from all over the Christian world, Europe, Syria, Palestine and even Northern Africa. This made a lot of sense, since the Church population was mostly concentrated in that side of the world. Two thousand years later it’s a new world and Catholics are all over the world the vast majority of them are now in Latin America. Only 26% of the over 1 billion Catholics come from Europe. 11.5% come from Asia, 12.5% come Africa and 48.5% reside in the Americas to include the Caribbean. Brazil alone has over 123 Million Catholics, that’s more than 10% of the Church’s population.

The ninth commandment says, “thou shalt not bear false witness.”  Ladies and gentleman, numbers don’t bear false witness. One of the reasons why the Catholic Church should pick a spiritual leader from somewhere in the world besides Europe is because most of their flocks come from places far from there.  For my other reasons, check in next week…