BELLEVILLE, ILL. (KMOX) – Belleville Bishop Edward Braxton heads to Rome this weekend to help lead a Vatican meeting on Justice and Peace issues.

Bishop Braxton will serve as moderator of the final session of the Vatican conference which runs from this Sunday to next Tuesday.

Over the past few years, Bishop Braxton has written extensively on what he calls the implications of the racial divide in the United States.

The conference will conclude with an audience with Pope Francis.

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