On August 13, 2020, Catholic News Service’s journalist Mark Pattison’s article “Black Catholics laud Kamala Harris pick; others scrutinize past record” quote Rev. Aniedi Okure on the historic instance. Rev. Aniedi Okure does not endorse any political candidate (as some might misconstrue his quotes). In their article Rev. Okures says: “This is headline news. It’s the first of its kind,” said Dominican Father Aniedi Okure, executive director of the Africa Faith and Justice Network, about the choice of Harris, the first Black vice presidential nominee of a major political party.
A native of Nigeria, Father Okure has lived in the United States since the late 1980s and called himself “a voting card-carrying citizen” of the United States. “Given what the country has been going through lately, with the fallout from (the killing of) George Floyd,” Father Okure told Catholic News Service, “it is something that’s pointing in the right direction, if I may use the word. The United States is an inclusive community. All of this is happening, and things are getting better in that sense. So I think really it’s something to look forward to,” he added, noting, “They haven’t won yet.”
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