NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan marked Easter in an unusual way: praying amid massive construction scaffolding.
The city’s Roman Catholic archbishop celebrated Mass Sunday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. Restoration work surrounds the altar as part of a $175 million project to fix cracks and clean walls darkened by decades of soot and pollution.
“Thanks for your patience with our spring cleaning at our beloved St. Patrick’s Cathedral,” Dolan said at the standing-room-only Mass. “The cathedral we love is under repair and restoration, but so is the church.”