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Manhattan 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 to New York City Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 7, 2012
1. Papal Visits to New York City 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.525′ N, 73° 58.604′ W. Marker
Papal Visits to New York City Marker Panels 2 and 3 image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
2. Papal Visits to New York City Marker Panels 2 and 3
is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from 5th Avenue south of E. 51st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockefeller Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Cartier Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Scribner's Sons Building (about 700 feet away); Saint Thomas Church (about 700 feet away); The University Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Aeolian Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peninsula Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fred F. French Building (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Restoration of St. Patrick''''s Cathedral. (Submitted on September 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Roman Catholic; Manhattan; Rockefeller Center
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Persons
 
Papal Visits to New York City Marker Panel 4 image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
3. Papal Visits to New York City Marker Panel 4
Entrance to St. Patrick's with "Papal Visits to New York City" Panels 1, 2 and 3 to left and right image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
4. Entrance to St. Patrick's with "Papal Visits to New York City" Panels 1, 2 and 3 to left and right
of the bronze door, presently in the shade beneath the cathedral's restoration scaffolding - viewed from Rockefeller Center across Fifth Avenue.
Adjacent entrance to St. Patrick's with better lighting and "Papal Visits to New York City" image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
5. Adjacent entrance to St. Patrick's with better lighting and "Papal Visits to New York City"
Panel 4 on the pillar, center left.
Close-up of Pope Benedict XVI's personal regalia - renderings adjacent image. Click for full size.
By Grace C. Miller, July 6, 2012
6. Close-up of Pope Benedict XVI's personal regalia - renderings adjacent
(as are those of Paul VI and John Paul II) to the respective commemorative marker panel.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, enclosed by scaffolding, September 2012 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
7. St. Patrick's Cathedral, enclosed by scaffolding, September 2012
<i>Atlas</i>: art deco sculpture by Lee Laurie (1937) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
8. Atlas: art deco sculpture by Lee Laurie (1937)
in Rockefeller Center, across Fifth Avenue in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 29 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, 8. 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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