Pope Francis has been on a whirlwind tour of the East Coast, and perhaps his most important stop is at the 9/11 Memorial, Museum and World Trade Center. Watch his multi-religious service LIVE right here.
Pope Francis has the busiest schedule in the world right now, and his first-time tour of America has brought him to the heart of New York City at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Today, Sept. 25th at 11:30 a.m, he visited the memorial site, where almost three thousand people lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Watch Pope Francis pray, address the people and meet with local representatives of world religions inside the Foundation Hall at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
This is Pope Francis’ first trip to America and New York City, and the hubbub surrounding his arrival is akin to when President Obama visits. This journey marks the first time in seven years that a pope has visited the U.S., the last being when Benedict XVI came in 2008. Pope Francis is actually only the fourth pope in the history of the Vatican to come to America. (CLICK TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM.)
The Pope has been in NYC since the evening of Sept. 24 and will only be staying through Sept. 25, after which he’ll head to Philadelphia, PA. While in Manhattan, the Pope held a special mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Today, there will be a papal motorcade through Central Park, and he’ll also hold a huge mass at Madison Square Garden.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited about the Pope visiting America?
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