Thousands of Big Apple natives crowded the streets to get a glimpse of Pope Francis – including The Donald.
On Wednesday, the people’s Pontiff made his entrance to New York City riding in the popemobile (with protective glass removed) after making his historic speech at Capitol Hill and spending days in Washington with President Barack Obama.
Soon after, the 69-year-old Republican front-runner took to the streets addressing the crowds by waving his arms in the air with a beaming grin on his face.
Pope Francis was escorted by a motorcade of Secret Service and police to St Patrick’s Cathedral where he dedicated his sermon to the families of Muslim pilgrims killed in a stampede during Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia the same day.
Following his appearance, he forgoed lunch with politicians to break bread with the homeless. He concluded his day by getting driven to his temporary residence at the Vatican Mission to the United Nations on East 72nd Street.
Among the many scheduled N.Y.C. visitations, the holiness’ road trip includes stops to the United Nations, Ground Zero, Central Park and Madison Square Garden.