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.

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