NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says 93,143 people have entered a lottery to see Pope Francis ride through New York’s Central Park on Sept. 25.
Each winner will receive two tickets and will be notified by Sept. 14. A total of 80,000 people will attend the pope’s procession. The route will be along the park’s West Drive from 72nd to 60th streets.
The pope arrives in the city Sept. 24 and leaves for Philadelphia on Sept. 26.
In New York, he will attend an evening prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and address the United Nations General Assembly.
He will also participate in an interfaith service at the National September 11 Memorial, visit a school in East Harlem and celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden.