Trip through Central Park added to pope’s New York itinerary

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September 2, 2015

A man walks past a banner in Central Park in New York City Sept. 1, the day city officials announced plans that Pope Francis' motorcade will travel through the park Sept. 25, allowing tens of thousands additional people to see the pontiff. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See PAPALTRIP-CENTRAL-PARK Sept. 2, 2015.

A man walks past a banner in Central Park in New York City Sept. 1, the day city officials announced plans that Pope Francis’ motorcade will travel through the park Sept. 25, allowing tens of thousands additional people to see the pontiff. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

NEW YORK (CNS) — Pope Francis will get a glimpse of leafy Central Park and thousands of waving New Yorkers Sept. 25 when he makes “a historic procession” through the urban landmark, according to the city’s mayor.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sept 1 the pope will ride along the West Drive of the park on his way to celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden, which is set for 6 p.m.

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