These celebrities just HAD to get a glimpse of the Pope while he was in town. Pope Francis held an evening mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sept. 25 — see which stars showed up!
The stars came out for Pope Francis’ first appearance in New York City! He ended his visit to the Big Apple by holding an evening mass on the night of Sept. 25 at Madison Square Garden. Not only did throngs of people get to attend the holy mass, it was also a star-studded affair. Check out who was in attendance!
Jennifer Hudson, 34, Harry Connick, Jr., 48, Gloria Estefan, 58, were just a few celebs who were in attendance at the mass Pope Francis’ led at Madison Square Garden. The talented musical trio were just among many of the entertainers who performed at an event called, “A Journey in Faith,” to entertain the attendees before the actual mass. Jennifer sang a powerful rendition of “Hallelujah” while Gloria sang, “Mas Alla,” and Harry sang, “How Great Thou Art.”
The Pope’s trip to New York City was very busy, much like his entire U.S. itinerary! Following his jam-packed trip to Washington D.C., during which he met with President Barack Obama, gave a speech to Congress and much more, Pope Francis arrived in NYC. St. Patrick’s Cathedral was Pope Francis’ first stop right after he arrived in NYC on the evening of Sept. 24.
Although the St. Patrick’s evening prayer is his only commitment on Thursday, he traveled all over the city on Sept. 25. The morning kicked off with a visit to the United Nations, followed by an appearance at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at 11:30 a.m. He then headed over to the Our Lady Queen Of Angels School in East Harlem at 4 p.m., then right after he took a Papal motorcade through Central Park. The 78-year-old ended his full day in NYC by holding a star-studded mass at Madison Square Garden.
Pope Francis will head to Philadelphia in the morning on Sept. 26, and he’ll spend the next two days there. He’ll leave for Rome at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. Talk about busy!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited the Pope is in America?
— Alyssa Norwin