February 21, 2013

ANALYSIS: White smoke, black pope? The odds against an ‘Obama moment’

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Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana by Haiducul via Wikimedia Commons

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana by Haiducul via Wikimedia Commons

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(RNS) Will the conclave electing a successor to Pope Benedict XVI next month have an "Obama moment'' and pick a pope from outside Europe for the first time in modern history? Several factors are working against it.