A Humble Pope, Visiting Manhattan, Will Face Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

September 25, 2015 9:00 AM

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A Humble Pope, Visiting Manhattan, Will Face Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

In an outsize city known for its brash self-confidence, tens of thousands of its residents prepared on Friday to celebrate a man who is known for his humility.

Pope Francis, on his first visit to New York City, will use his position as the leader of a 2,000-year-old institution with 1.2 billion followers to push for global change even as he seeks to present himself as a simple man who is in touch with the crowds that will line the streets to cheer his ever...

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