So much to see, but so little time. Pope Francis is closely sticking to his tight schedule of events in New York City and that includes traveling to East Harlem to visit schoolchildren.
Pope Francis is continuing his historical visit to the United States with a busy stop in New York City, that includes one very important stop at a school in East Harlem. On Sept. 25, he stepped out of his Fiat and was greeted by screaming students and staff at Our Lady Queen of Angeles school.
The Pope was smiling ear to ear as he greeted hopeful students outside the East Harlem school. Phones were all held up, capturing Pope Francis blessing multiple children. A few lucky students got hugs and even selfies with him.
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The choir kids, selected in a lottery, got to serenade Pope Francis by singing, “The Peace prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.” How exciting! “This is his most important stop,” Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities, told CNN. “We think this is the perfect place for Pope Francis to be.”
At one point, two young children tried to teach Pope Francis how to use their classroom’s smart board. It was beyond adorable.
The Pope’s Amazing NYC Visit
It has been a busy week for Pope Francis. As soon as he landed in NYC, he got right to work. He led a huge prayer service at St. Patricks Cathedral on Sept. 24, and then started his morning off bright and early today by addressing the United Nations general assembly.
Next came a very emotional and touching visit to the 9/11 Memorial site and Museum, and later met with religious leaders for a “multi-religious meeting for peace.” He will finish up by taking part in a grand parade through Central Park. We’re exhausted just thinking about it all.
HollywoodLifers — which stop do you think was most important during the Pope’s visit to America? Sound off below!
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