Pope John Paul II's Impact on Los Angeles

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The body of Pope John Paul II is lying in state in St. Peter's Basilica. After his funeral and burial on Friday, LA's Cardinal Roger Mahony will take part in the conclave that selects his successor. Mahoney is Archbishop of Los Angeles, America's largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese. We speak with two Catholic historians, Kevin Starr and D.J. Waldie, who reflect on the City of Angels' long relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
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ChevronTexaco on Unocal purchase


Baker's (March, 2004) article on rumored ChevronTexaco/Unocal merger

LA Times article on Rich's anticipated resignation



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton