Mayor Bill de Blasio issued Pope Francis a municipal ID card.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In The Head In Newark
The IDNYC card has been issued to some 540,000 residents of the city, regardless of immigration status.
“IDNYC is about creating inclusion, compassion and unity for our city. Few have spoken more clearly and eloquently on the importance of these values and the rights of all humanity to be treated with dignity and respect than Pope Francis,” said de Blasio.De Blasio Says Solution To Spike In Gun Violence Is Courts, Economy And COVID Recovery; Security Expert Throws 'The BS Flag' On That
“The Pope’s message of equality and unity resonates across the world and especially in New York City, home to people of all colors, faiths, and backgrounds,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
All New Yorkers age 14 and older are eligible. The card is available to anyone who can prove their identity and New York City residency. Applicants do not have to reveal their immigration status to receive one.
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Anyone interested in the ID cards can sign up onling at nyc.gov or call 311 to schedule an appointment.