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First Black Priest Ordained in Chicago Dies

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    When the Rev. Rollins E. Lambert became a priest in 1949, he was the first African American ordained in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

    A convert from the Christian Science Church, he found his calling after attending an Easter Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, and he studied the church's teachings while he was a student at the University of Chicago.

    Read full story in the Chicago Sun-Times.