Pope Francis Departs Washington for New York Leg of Historic Visit

The pontiff boarded Shepherd One for the short flight to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
2:34 | 09/24/15

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Transcript for Pope Francis Departs Washington for New York Leg of Historic Visit
From joint base Andrews and within that crowd right now you can to see the very top of his head. There is the Pope as he gets ready to leave Washington DC on his way here to New York City. And secretary John Kerry there escorting him onto the plane that the FAA. Calls shepherd one for purposes. Plane skidded to depart for clocking comes in to JFK sometime after five in that area. And when he gets here the diocese of Brooklyn. Is going to be waiting for him the museum in high school band at bay ridge Brooklyn will play Sinatra's new York new York and all of this following what was a very. Busy and important historic day in Washington DC a historic day as they. Pope spoke before a joint meeting of congress today speaking on some very. Sensitive and very political issues like the death penalty immigration. Abortion. To name just the view as we watch the pump you can hear the crowd screaming ABC's secretary of state John Kerry as they approached the stairs leading up. To the American Airlines plane immune no longer the Alitalia plane the American Airlines plane that is now being called shepherd won by the FAA. Papal seal affixed to its side sources and it takes off it will be headed to New York City and and joining us watching this right now monsignor Kevin Sullivan Catholic Charities in. Monsignor tomorrow's going to be a very busy day do you guys and I your hosting one of the event to east Harlem that the Pope will visit. Yes it is it's going to be even a busy day for the Pope when he's come complete but is not a typical New York State. This is Jessica. What does it mean for you. And he ends Catholic Charities to have him come to your police and deceit and and to be able to talk to the people there. But features from Phnom tonight actually I'm going up there to meet some of the people who will be participating. In the event some of these immigrants are refugees who will be a little bit of his speaking pull it tomorrow with. Pope Francis and they going to be giving him some good so I'm. Just the right there we've seen live shot of hope Francis waving to the crowd it's just interesting to see the reaction he's gotten so far especially. With young people taking self he's with them along the way what's been your reaction to his when people responded to. Well I think people respond to him because. He just responds to them it's almost one of those self fulfilling things he's open to them they're open to him and I think. That's what is just such a joy to him being the poll.

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