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Reporter Who Seemingly Asked Pope About “Negroes” Actually Said “Migrants”

Obama and Francis declined the invitation.

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This happened during Pope Francis’ morning visit to the White House, and it seemed very strange:

However, other accounts of the question indicate that the question was about “migrants,” not “negroes,” and the audio in the video below seems to back that up.

See more of Slate’s coverage of Pope Francis’ U.S. visit.