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Arriving in Timbuktu, September 7, 1853, engraving from Travels and discoveries in North and Central Africa, 1849-1855, by Heinrich Barth (1821-1865)

Arriving in Timbuktu, September 7, 1853, engraving from Travels and discoveries in North and Central Africa, 1849-1855, by Heinrich Barth (1821-1865)

there have been three Popes from North Africa. According to National Black Catholic Congress, of North Africa origin : Pope Victor the 13th Pope and first to speak Latin and who changed official language of Vatican from Greek to Latin. Second was Pope Miltiades, 32nd Pope and the third was Pope Gelasius, 49th Pope. It is therefore not accurate that if elected a Pope Turkson will be the first African Pope. However, he would be the fourth but the first Black African Pope, south of the Sahara,

there have been three Popes from North Africa. According to National Black Catholic Congress, of North Africa origin : Pope Victor the 13th Pope and first to speak Latin and who changed official language of Vatican from Greek to Latin. Second was Pope Miltiades, 32nd Pope and the third was Pope Gelasius, 49th Pope. It is therefore not accurate that if elected a Pope Turkson will be the first African Pope. However, he would be the fourth but the first Black African Pope, south of the Sahara,

Here, Face2Face Africa Contributor Sanna Arman writes about why she will not be changing her Facebook profile pic to France's flag.

Here, Face2Face Africa Contributor Sanna Arman writes about why she will not be changing her Facebook profile pic to France's flag.

Africa | Hair decoration detail photographed at the Gada ceremony of the Karrayyu tribe - Ethiopia | © Eric Lafforgue

Africa | Hair decoration detail photographed at the Gada ceremony of the Karrayyu tribe - Ethiopia | © Eric Lafforgue

Africa | "The blind grandfather".  Dogon country, Mali | ©Yannick Collier

Africa | "The blind grandfather". Dogon country, Mali | ©Yannick Collier

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