Meet the Imam who sat next to the pope


Last night, I attended the bi-annual joint Clergy Convocation for the Diocese of Brooklyn— bringing together priests, bishops and deacons for Evening Prayer, fellowship and (of course) a great meal. This year’s after-dinner talk included a panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate. One of the presenters was a young Imam, Khalid Latif, whose eloquence, passion and intelligence impressed everyone.

He serves as the Muslim chaplain for the New York Police Department. But he may be most famous and recognizable to people around the world as the Imam who sat next to Pope Francis during his moving interfaith ceremony at Ground Zero.

Curious to learn more about him, I uncovered this brief bio: 


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