Pope Paul VI rode in a motorcade from New York's Kennedy International Airport to the residence of Francis Cardinal Spellman at St.
Pope Paul VI rode in a motorcade from New York's Kennedy International Airport to the residence of Francis Cardinal Spellman at St.Patrick's Cathedral.He toured Manhattan, including the fashionable East Side and the slums of Harlem - the city's largest Negro ghetto.On his way back from Harlem the motorcade sent through Central Park.New York City Police believe about three million people lined the streets to see the pontiff.
The pope did not ride in the special open convertible that was made for his New York visit.A Vatican official said the Pope switched to a "bubble top" automobile because of the cold weather.
After his tour of Manhattan, the pontiff visited the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States -- St.Patrick's Cathedral.He was greeted by Francis Cardinal Spellman and other American church officials.
Inside the cathedral, the pope prayed and blessed the congregation.He also made a short speech, reminding the faithful that they are not only citizens of their respective countries but also citizens of Rome.He then went outside and walked with Cardinal Spellman around the outside of the cathedral to the Cardinal's residence.There he prepared for his visit with President Johnson.
Police said they made only one arrest near St.Patrick's Cathedral.A man was picked up on a pickpocket charge.