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As church demographics shift, Catholics urged to address 'sin of racism'

A "seismic shift in demographics" in both society and the U.S. Catholic Church in the coming decades will create a church that is far less white, Fr. Bryan Massingale told a New Orleans audience Friday.

The church will be unprepared to deal with that reality, he continued, unless it addresses "the ongoing struggle for racial equality."

Massingale made the comments in an address to priests, seminarians and other officials of the New Orleans Archdiocese.



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