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Roundtable: Africans, African-Americans and the Pope

Today's roundtable discussion focuses on what Pope John Paul II meant to Africans and African Americans. NPR's Ed Gordon talks with Father James Okoye, associate professor of Biblical languages and literature at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago; Beverly Carroll, executive director for the U.S. Bishops Conference Secretariat for African-American Catholics in Washington, D.C.; and businessman Damon Owens of West Orange, N.J., a devout Catholic.

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