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Profile of an African-American Priest

In 1974, Donald Anthony Sterling was ordained as the first African-American priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, Md. Father Sterling is now the pastor of Baltimore's New All Saints Roman Catholic Congregation. He speaks with NPR's Farai Chideya about the pope's legacy and what it felt like to be the first black ordained priest in his archdiocese.

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Farai Chideya
Farai Chideya is a multimedia journalist who has worked in print, television, online, and radio. Prior to joining NPR's News & Notes, Chideya hosted Your Call, a daily news and cultural call-in show on San Francisco's KALW 91.7 FM. Chideya has also been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET. She got her start as a researcher and reporter at Newsweek magazine. In 1997 Newsweek named her to its "Century Club" of 100 people to watch.
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