See Pope Francis Mannequin Taking a Ride Around Manhattan, Causing a Ruckus

Did Pope Francis get to New York earlier than expected?

ByEmily Shapiro
September 24, 2015, 4:44 PM
PHOTO: Madame Tussauds New York unveils a never-before-seen Pope Francis figure with a tour around New York in a 'Pope Mobile' to celebrate the Pope's inaugural U.S. visit on Sept. 24, 2015.
Madame Tussauds New York unveils a never-before-seen Pope Francis figure with a tour around New York in a 'Pope Mobile' to celebrate the Pope's inaugural U.S. visit on Sept. 24, 2015.
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— -- 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.”

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