Saturday, March 29, 2008
New York Daily News
BY ALISON GENDAR
DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF
Saturday, March 29th 2008, 4:00 AM
The bulletproof "Popemobile" will carry Pope Benedict around the city during his three-day visit next month so average New Yorkers - excluded from ticket-only events - get a chance to see him.
Benedict will ride in the specially designed vehicle from an invitation-only Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday, April 19, to an upper East Side residence where he will stay during his visit, authorities said Friday.
"That will be an opportunity for people to see His Holiness," said Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.
The white Popemobile also will be driven around the field at Yankee Stadium, where Benedict will perform a Mass on April 20, and will be used during his stay at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers.