As the Archdiocese of New York prepares for the arrival of Pope Francis on September 24, 2015, the Archives is taking a look back at the previous papal visits. Pope Francis will be the fourth pope to visit New York City and to speak at the United Nations since Blessed Paul VI’s historic arrival in 1965. See other posts in our blog series here, here, here, and here.
Perhaps one of the most popular collectors items from past papal visits are the numerous tickets and programs from the different events! Below is a gallery of tickets and programs found at the Archives from the 1965, 1979, 1995, and 2008 visits! We look forward to adding 2015 to this collection!