African popes of the Roman Catholic church

After 265 others, perhaps it was simply the right time for the Americas and Latin Americans to offer Catholics a pope in Francis I (is congratulations in order? I don’t know the protocol).

Africans have had three popes already, according to Wikipedia (all from the first Millenium and none from sub-Saharan countries):

Pope Gelasius I
Pope Miltiades
Pope Victor I

I just looked it up because I was wondering…for more, see:

Browne, M. 1998. “The Three African Popes.” The Western Journal of Black Studies 22 (1): 57–58.
Taryor, N. K. 1984. Impact of the African Tradition on African Christianity. Chicago: The Strugglers Community Press.

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