Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Northeast Catholics to see Pope in New York

Several Northeast residents and staff with Holy Cross Catholic School will be part of a delegation heading to New York City this weekend to see the Pope give his first Mass in Yankees Stadium.

Holy Cross Principal Jean Ferrara said Wednesday that she and a dozen others selected from Northeast are going to be part of a 75-person delegation from around the Meto and St. Joseph area.

"We are not going to get to really meet him, but we will get to see him wave as he passes in the Pope-mobile," Ferrara said. "We are still very excited and honored to be picked to go."

Catholics from all over the United States are flocking to New York this week at Pope Benedict XVI makes his first visit to the country since being named leader of the Catholic Church. Today the Pope is visiting with the nation's leaders in Washington, D.C., and will head to New York this weekend where he will give Mass.

The Pope will then give a speech before the United Nations before embarking on a tour around New York's Catholic Churches.

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