[ExI] Why farmers?

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 08:16:25 UTC 2020

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 3:24 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> They have had all
> those Italian popes, and now they are getting a lot of cardinals outside of
> Europe, but I have never heard of a black pope or even a black cardinal,
> not
> even an Indian pretending to be black.  That doesn't seem right.

All three of these look black to me, and Wikipedia says they are cardinals
of the Catholic Church.  They aren't the only examples I found.

As to black popes, there is speculation that Victor I (189-198 A.D.),
Miltiades (311-314 A.D.), and/or Gelasius I (492-496 A.D.) may have been
black, with Victor I the most likely.  But you are probably thinking of
modern popes only.
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