October 04, 1965 : Pope visits U.S.

Introduction

Pope Paul VI arrives at Kennedy International Airport in New York City on the first visit by a reigning pope to the United States. During his packed one-day American visit–limited entirely to New York City–Pope Paul VI visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Cardinal Francis Spellman’s residence, met with President Lyndon Johnson at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations, attended a public Mass at Yankee Stadium, visited the Vatican Exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, and then flew to Rome from Kennedy Airport. During less than 14 hours in the United States, the pope was seen in person by one million people and on television by an another 100 million.

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October 04, 1965 : Pope visits U.S.

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2010

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    October 04, 1965 : Pope visits U.S.

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pope-visits-u-s

  • Access Date

    October 17, 2017

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