New Yorkers Remember the Pope

Monday, April 04, 2005

New Yorkers remembered Pope John Paul on Sunday as a world traveler who united people of all faiths and nationalities, and as a source of pride for Polish-Americans.

A standing-room-only crowd attended mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, with dignitaries such as United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Senator Charles Schumer, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in attendance.

Cardinal Edward Egan said the pope was like "a second father" to him. The cardinal plans to fly to Rome this week to attend the pontiff's funeral and participate in the selection of a successor.

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