NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s little doubt Pope Francis will attract massive crowds when he visits New York City next month. So what’s better, having them squeeze onto city sidewalks or giving the faithful a little space to spread their wings?
The Archdiocese of New York is in serious discussions to have the pope’s motorcade pass through part of Central Park, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported. The goal is to give more people the opportunity to see Francis up close, as tickets to his scheduled events are limited.
“This is another attempt to try and respect what the Holy Father wishes, what he has demonstrated throughout his 2 1/2 years as pope, and that is his desire to be as close to the people as possible,” Archdiocese spokesman Joe Zwilling.