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New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Papal Visits to New York City

Pope Paul VI * Pope John Paul II * Pope Benedict XVI

 

— Saint Patrick's Cathedral —

 
Papal Visits Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, July 7, 2012
1. Papal Visits Marker Panel 1
Inscription.  
Panel 1:

His Holiness, Pope Paul VI
on his arrival
for the first Papal visit
to America
came to this Cathedral
to adore
the Blessed Sacrament
4 October 1965

Panel 2:
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
making the second Papal visit
to the United States
came to this Cathedral
to adore
the Blessed Sacrament
2-3 October 1979

Panel 3:
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Re-visited New York City
to address
the United Nations Assembly.
He offered Mass
at Central Park
and led the Rosary
in this Cathedral
- both broadcast worldwide
7 October 1995

Panel 4:
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI
visited the United States
to address
the United Nations Assembly.
He offered Mass
at Yankee Stadium
20 April 2008
and
in this Cathedral
19 April 2008

 
Erected 2008 by Archdiocese of New York.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
Papal Visits Marker Panels 2 and 3 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
2. Papal Visits Marker Panels 2 and 3
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is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 2008.
 
Location. 40° 45.525′ N, 73° 58.604′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from 5th Avenue south of 51st Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 5th Ave, New York NY 10111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockefeller Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cartier Building (about 400 feet away); Madison Avenue & 50th Street (about 500 feet away); Charles Scribner's Sons Building (about 700 feet away); Fisk-Harkness House (about 700 feet away); Saint Thomas Church (about 700 feet away); Kiton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The University Club (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Submitted on September 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. St. Patrick's Cathedral -- 5th Avenue at 50th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Papal Visits Marker Panel 4 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
3. Papal Visits Marker Panel 4
Roman Catholic; Manhattan; Rockefeller Center
 
Entrance to St. Patrick's image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
4. Entrance to St. Patrick's
with marker Panels 1, 2 and 3 to left and right of the bronze door, in the shade beneath the cathedral's restoration scaffolding.
Adjacent entrance to St. Patrick's image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
5. Adjacent entrance to St. Patrick's
with marker panel 4.
Pope Benedict XVI's personal regalia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
6. Pope Benedict XVI's personal regalia
Adjacent to the respective commemorative marker panel, as are those of Paul VI and John Paul II.
St. Patrick's Cathedral image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
7. St. Patrick's Cathedral
enclosed by scaffolding - 2012.
St. Patrick's Cathedral image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 7, 2022
8. St. Patrick's Cathedral
<i>Atlas</i>: art deco sculpture by Lee Laurie (1937) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
9. Atlas: art deco sculpture by Lee Laurie (1937)
in Rockefeller Center, across from St. Patrick's Cathedral.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on September 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   8. submitted on June 7, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   9. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022