The Pope has a jam-packed schedule for his five-day visit to the U.S., and immediately upon arriving to New York City, he’s heading to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to lead the evening prayer. Watch a live stream of the ceremony here!
Pope Francis is a busy guy! Continuing his appearances in America, he arrived in the Big Apple on Sept. 24, and attended to his first duties in the city immediately. The Pope is participating in St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s evening prayer service at 6:45 p.m., and you can watch it all live right here!
NYC was absolutely packed in anticipation of Pope Francis’ arrival, and things are just as hectic as expected now that the big day is here. Luckily, this event was organized as a ticketed program, so only people who had tickets in advance could get inside. And St. Patrick’s is streaming the whole thing so those who weren’t able to go can still be part of the ceremony.
This evening prayer is the only item on the Pope’s scheduled for Thursday, and we don’t blame him — he’s just spent 2 and a half jam-packed days in Washington D.C., and will be all over the place on Sept. 24. His day will begin at 8:30 a.m., when he’ll attend the United Nations General-Assembly, after which he’ll pay a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at 11:30.
He’ll have a few hours free after that before he’s set to visit Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem at 4 p.m., followed by a papal motorcade through Central Park at 5. His evening will conclude with a 6 p.m. mass at Madison Square Garden. NYCers better really take advantage of Thursday night and Friday if they want a sighting, though, because Pope Francis will be gone and leaving for Philadelphia early Saturday morning.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the Pope’s service at St. Patrick’s? Will you be trying to see him while he’s in town?
— Alyssa Norwin