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AFRICAN AMERICAN PAPAL ENGAGEMENT

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OCTOBER 7, 2015 
 As-Salaamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullah . Pope Francis' current and ongoing global tours give Muslim religious and spiritual leaders in various countries, the opportunity to interact with him. His recent visit to NYC is an example of this, wherein both (NYPD, and NYU Islamic Center Muslim Chaplain) Imam Khalid Latif, and sister Sarah Sayeed (formerly of the Interfaith Center of NY, now with the NYC Mayor's office) were selected to offer prayer at the Sept. 11th Memorial Museum multi-faith gathering. However this was not the first such gathering with Muslim American participants . 

Two decades prior, 19 and 20 years ago respectively this month, foundational and substantive engagements took place between US-based African American imams ,and a predecessor of the current pope, his eminence Pope John Paul II. In 1995 , during the 2nd of two such visits (the first was in 1979) it was that pope who took NYC by storm with motorcades and multiple appearances for public w…