Black Catholics: Pope will meet ‘vibrant, active part of the church’

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Kaydn Dorsey, 4, left, and Lionel Perkins, 4, draw on a coloring sheet bearing the image of Pope Francis as they wait for him to arrive on a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington on September 24, 2015, in Washington. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/David Goldman/Pool

Kaydn Dorsey, 4, left, and Lionel Perkins, 4, draw on a coloring sheet bearing the image of Pope Francis as they wait for him to arrive on a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington on September 24, 2015, in Washington. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/David Goldman/Pool

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(RNS) “Black Catholics are more engaged in their faith,” said Deacon Bill Bradley of the Philadelphia Archdiocese's Office for Black Catholics. “They’re not just there to pass through and say, ‘My 45 minutes is up and I did my duty.’ ”