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Pope visits New York City
Also delivers historic talk to Congress
W US Pope Francis Heal
Pope Francis waves to the assembled crowd from the Speakers Balcony at the U.S. Capitol with members of Congress Thursday in Washington after he addressed a joint meeting of Congress. - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK — Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before Congress on Thursday. Over an intense 40 hours starting with an evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral, he will address world leaders at the United Nations, participate in an interfaith service at the Sept. 11 memorial museum at ground zero and celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden. The pope, who's making his first trip to the United States, also planned to visit a school on Friday and take a processional drive through Central Park.
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