Back-to-school homework for students includes preparing to meet pope

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August 25, 2015

Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of New York, delivers remarks during a news conference at Our Lady of the Angels School in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York Aug. 20 to outline details of Pope Francis' visit to the school in September. (CNS photo/Chris Shgeridan, Catholic New York) See PAPALTRIP-HOMEWORK Aug. 25, 2015.

Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of New York, delivers remarks during a news conference at Our Lady of the Angels School in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York Aug. 20 to outline details of Pope Francis’ visit to the school in September. (CNS photo/Chris Shgeridan, Catholic New York)

NEW YORK (CNS) — Being called to the principal’s office during the school year can cause angst even among the most mischievous students. But for those who typically demonstrate their best behavior, being summoned during the summer may be more daunting.

Fortunately for 24 well-behaved youngsters from four Catholic elementary schools in Harlem, such a phone call from the principal proved to be more pleasing than a splash in the pool.

The pupils learned they will represent their schools when Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem late in the afternoon on Sept. 25.

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