Brooklyn Catholics excited for papal visit

Brooklyn Catholics are counting the days until the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in New York.The pope will fly into JFK Friday in preparation for

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Catholics are counting the days until the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in New York.

The pope will fly into JFK Friday in preparation for a weekend of religious events in the city. He will be in the area through April 20.

The pope will celebrate mass at Yankee Stadium with thousands lucky enough to get a coveted ticket to the event. Michael Romersa won a lottery at Brooklyn's St. Athanasius Church.

"This is the first time I've ever won anything, and this is the jackpot," says Romersa.

Anyone unable to obtain a ticket can still try to catch a glimpse of his holiness when rides up Fifth Avenue in the pope mobile.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
An 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed 2 Teen ID'd in fatal police-involved shooting
Catch 3 LI Winter: Theaters add extra shows for winter break
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 4 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
The former rookie officer was convicted for shooting 5 Group gathers to commemorate Liang trial

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE