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Preparation for papal visit

Pope Francis bobble-heads

Pope Francis bobble-head dolls are displayed at a souvenir store in Washington. 

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral prepares for Pope Francis’ visit

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Pope Francis will lead Mass, recently completed a restoration. 

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Mural of Pope Francis in New York

A mural of Pope Francis takes shape on a building in New York City. 

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A cutout of Pope Francis appears on a playground at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Washington.

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Miami Cuban community awaits the pope

The statue of the Virgin of Charity is displayed at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, where the local Cuban community is anticipating Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba beginning Sept. 19.  

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New York prepares for Pope Francis visit

Cardinal Timothy Dolan unveils the chair Pope Francis will use at the Mass he will lead at Madison Square Garden. 

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral prepares for Pope Francis’ visit

Pope Francis’ image adorns a commemorative coin booth at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in anticipation of the papal visit to New York City. 

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Philadelphia prepares for Pope Francis visit

The lectern Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address is displayed at the Union League of Philadelphia. Pope Francis will use the lectern when he speaks outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. 

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral prepares for papal visit

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Pope Francis will hold Mass during his New York visit. 

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