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Pope Francis to Cruise Through Central Park in NYC Before Coming to Philly

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    The Pope will greet guests in Central Park in New York the day before his arrival in our area. There is concern that appearance could steal some thunder from Philadelphia. NBC10’s Rosemary Connors has the story. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015)

    Pope Francis will take a spin through Central Park while visiting New York City this month.

    The city announced Tuesday that the pontiff will travel through part of the park Sept 25 before his Mass at Madison Square Garden.

    New York residents interested in lining up along the pope's route can apply to receive two tickets via an online giveaway contest by visiting the city's website or by calling 311 from Thursday to Monday.

    Winners will be notified Sept. 10.

    Andrew Medichini/AP

    Mayor Bill de Blasio says the procession will give thousands of New Yorkers an opportunity to come face-to-face with the pope.

    The pontiff arrives in the city Sept. 24 and departs for Philadelphia on Sept. 26.

    It will be Francis' first visit to the United States.