Pope Benedict XVI addresses United Nations

Pope Benedict XVI addressed the United Nations General Assembly Friday morning after landing at JFK airport for the New York leg of his trip to

MANHATTAN - Pope Benedict XVI addressed the United Nations General Assembly Friday morning after landing at JFK airport for the New York leg of his trip to the United States.

The pontiff praised the work of the U.N. and stressed the importance of human rights around the world.

The pope planned to visit a Park East synagogue later in the day ? the first time a pope has visited an American synagogue. Plans also include a prayer service at the Church of St. Joseph in Manhattan.

On Saturday, Pope Benedict is scheduled to celebrate Mass at St. Patrick?s Cathedral and visit St. Joseph?s Seminary in Yonkers for a youth rally. The pope will wrap up his trip on Sunday with a visit to Ground Zero and Mass at Yankee Stadium.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Nor'easter conditions pound Canarsie
2 VIDEO: New Park Slope restaurant combines burgers and burritos
Con Edison has offered a few tips you 3 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
Coney Island saw heavy rain, high winds and 4 Rain, high winds, waves batter Coney Island
Windswept rain moved through the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood 5 High wind gusts, rain hit Sheepshead Bay

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