Many have welcomed the election of a non-European cardinal as a Roman Catholic pope. Prior to the election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, there seemed to be general consensus that a pope from either Latin America or Africa would be a welcome break with the dominance of Europeans over the leadership…
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A PhD sociology candidate at the University of Cape Town who does not claim to represent anyone but his hat. Console Tleane got introduced to philosophy, sociology and literary studies at a young age and has never looked back. These got grounded in his political activism, which deepened his interest in issues of race, class, gender and ideology. He loves reading and writing, while listening to good jazz in the background.
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