Mural of pope looks out over New York’s Madison Square Garden Mass site

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September 2, 2016

Artists paint an image of Pope Francis on the side of a building in New York City Aug. 27. The mural, which will be 225-feet tall when completed, faces Madison Square Garden, where the pope will celebrate Mass Sept. 25. The artwork was commissioned by DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Artists paint an image of Pope Francis on the side of a building in New York City Aug. 27. The mural, which will be 225-feet tall when completed, faces Madison Square Garden, where the pope will celebrate Mass Sept. 25. The artwork was commissioned by DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

NEW YORK (CNS) — New Yorkers and tourists in Midtown Manhattan have been gazing up at a smiling Pope Francis at one of New York’s busiest intersections.

A 225-foot tall hand-painted billboard welcomes the pope, who will be in New York, Sept. 24-26.

The welcoming message is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 34th Street, near Madison Square Garden, where the pope will celebrate Mass Sept. 25.

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