Rodman wants to meet new Pope


Basketball hall of famer and self-appointed foreign relations consultant Dennis Rodman is bringing his message of peace to Vatican City.

CNN confirms the former NBA bad-boy is in Rome.

Rodman recently returned from a trip to North Korea where he became friends with leader Kim Jong Un.

He told TMZ he's trying to arrange a sit-down meeting with the next pope.

And Rodman won't be making a quite entrance.  He is expected to be riding in a makeshift Popemobile and launch a campaign for Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, to be the first black pope.

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