— -- Did Pope Francis get to New York earlier than expected?
Not exactly. This white convertible with a mannequin of Francis propped in the back seat was driven around Manhattan today, causing quite the scene for bystanders and New York City police officers.
The mannequin is a new wax figure being added to Madame Tussauds to celebrate the pope's visit.
A representative for Madame Tussauds New York said in a statement: “The NYPD agreed that this was all in good fun as we celebrated Pope Francis’ first trip to New York. The figure is a true testament to the artistry of Madame Tussauds and generated a lot of smiles and photo opportunities for several bystanders along the way.”