MW damned by a Papal error?

In the April 7 issue of Marketing Week, you incorrectly said that if, in the forthcoming papal election, the Nigerian Cardinal Arinze were to be elected he would be the first black Pope.

This is incorrect. There have in fact been three black African Popes: Pope Victor (AD183); Pope Mechiades or Militiades (AD311-314); and Pope Gelasius I (AD492). They were all canonised.

Tony Barrett

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