Pope Benedict XVI visits New York
A crowd of nearly 60,000 people gathered at Yankee Stadium for a Sunday Mass, lead by Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to the United States since becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, reports the New York Times.
While on his six-day visit to the Untied States, visiting Washington and New York, the pope addressed worls issues, and voiced a deep shame over the child abuse scandal, writes the New York Times.
The pope blessed the site of the World Trade Center where over 2,700 people were killed in a terrorist attack in 2001, according to the New York Times.
CNN reports that the pope concluded his visit with an address, thanking Americans for their hospitality, and discussing worldwide â€œjustice and peaceful coexistence.â€? (CNN)
"It has been a joy for me to witness the faith and devotion of the Catholic community here," the pontiff told a cheering crowd of more than 3,000 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday night. (CNN)