Statement on the USA Visit of Pope Francis

Washington, D.C. (Sep. 21, 2015) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) shares the enthusiasm of many Americans for the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to the United States. AAMA President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: 

“Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has been a powerful leadership role model by emphasizing humility, a commitment to the poor and disadvantaged, and promoting dialogue. His visits to Washington, New York City, and Philadelphia will urge all Americans and their elected officials to reaffirm our society’s best practices while working harder to ensure fairness and opportunity for everyone. On behalf of AAMA, I wish Pope Francis a successful and impactful visit to the United States.“   


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