Over 93K New Yorkers Entered Pope Francis Tix Lottery

Pope FrancisOn Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 93,143 New Yorkers entered the lottery to see Pope Francis’ procession through Central Park on Friday, September 25.  Approximately 80,000 New Yorkers will attend the procession. Lucky New Yorkers will be notified between Thursday, September 10 and Monday, September 14 and will receive two (2) tickets.


“Pope Francis’ procession through Central Park will give tens of thousands of New Yorkers the opportunity to see Pope Francis when he travels to our great city this September. The overwhelming response we received from New Yorkers throughout the state made clear: Pope Francis is one of the world’s most important voices, and his historic visit to New York City will be an unforgettable experience,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re grateful to the archdiocese for their cooperation in giving even more New Yorkers a chance to join in this historic visit.”


If you are a lucky winner of tickets to see Pope Francis’ papal procession through Central Park, please let The Bronx Chronicle know. We’d love to post your observations live as you view the papal procession on Friday, September 25. Contact us on Facebook, Twitter or our news site.

Between Thursday, September 3 and Monday, September 7, 84,023 individuals entered the ticket lottery online. An additional 9,120 individuals entered the lottery through 311. The lottery was open to all New York State residents.

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