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The Importance of a Polish Pope

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The Importance of a Polish Pope

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John Paul II was the first non-Italian named pontiff since the 16th century, and the first ever from Poland. Debbie Elliott talks with Zbigniew Brzezinski, a native Pole who served as President Carter's national security adviser, about what this pope meant to geopolitics.