Pope Presides Over Prayer Service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Music and singing punctuated the proceedings Thursday as Pope Francis led an evening prayer service at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.

The open motorcade for Pope Francis drove through the heart of Manhattan along Fifth Avenue as it rolled toward St. Patrick's Cathedral, sandwiched by vast crowds that gathered for blocks along sidewalks along either side.

When the motorcade stopped at the cathedral where throngs cheered and yelled greetings at the pontiff, who shook hands with people, and met with assembled New York brass as he made his way into the vast and grand cathedral that recently underwent a $177-million. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE

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