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Pope decries environmental damage, then visits ground zero

The Pope then paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 with a prayer service at ground zero.

Francis' agenda for his first full day in New York was packed with contrasts befitting a head of state dubbed the "slum pope."

Pope brings ecology, anti-poverty message to UN


Francis' agenda reflected both his global stature and his of-the-people approach, taking him from the solemnity of ground zero to the struggles of East Harlem.

His visit was scheduled to include events as large as a processional drive through Central Park, as personal as meetings with schoolchildren and immigrants, and as inspiring for the faithful as Mass for thousands at Madison Square Garden.

Chair built for Pope Francis for his Mass in NYC is unveiled

Cardinal Timothy Dolan proudly displayed the armchair Wednesday at the Garden.

It has a light brown finish with a darker mahogany trim and a white cushioned seat, back and arms.

The pope will wear green vestments and preach in English and Spanish on Sept. 25. About 200 deacons and 150 volunteers will assist him.