NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With three weeks to go until Pope Francis visits New York City, Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Wednesday unveiled a chair made for the pope that will be used for his Mass at Madison Square Garden.
The handmade birch wood chair was built in a Port Chester garage by immigrant day laborers.
“He wanted something very simple. He wanted something wooden. He didn’t want any designs. So we’re very grateful to the workers who are very proud of what that represents,” Dolan said. “A chair represents unity, and a chair represents teaching authority.”