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What does the African synod mean for us?

Writing from Rome this week, NCR senior correspondent John L Allen Jr. asks what does the Synod for Africa, which is two-thirds complete, means to the larger Catholic community; reports that Obama and the Vatican have joined forces on HIV/AIDS; and reviews Cardinal Walter Kasper's book on ecumenism.

Read the full column here: A roundup of this week's events in Rome

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