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Olivia Pope and the Pope! 'Extra' Was with Kerry Washington in NYC as Pontiff Arrived

“Extra’s” AJ Calloway was with “Scandal” star Kerry Washington in NYC as Pope Francis and his motorcade drove by.

Afterward, Kerry gushed, "That was amazing! We saw him in his little Fiat!"

She further explained, "He’s my celebrity crush, Pope Francis, because he is so generous and such a revolutionary. He is so compassionate. I’m not even Catholic, but I just think what he stands for in carrying the message of God -- not being about judgment, but about service -- is really extraordinary."

Watch AJ's Instagram videos of the arrival below!


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It was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. AJ and Kerry were at the Plaza Hotel for her Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Domestic Violence Initiative event.

This is what happens when you take your interview Olivia Pope @kerrywashington outside to watch the Pope!

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Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is a public awareness and fundraising campaign aimed at creating long-term safety and security for survivors through financial empowerment. To learn more, visit PurplePurse.com.  

That's not all, while AJ was interviewing Kerry at her Purple Purse event, her superstar friend Alicia Keys decided to crash the interview. Watch!