NEW YORK —With a Mass for 18,000 people in a New York City arena, Pope Francis has wrapped up a day that took him from the global spotlight of the United Nations to a classroom where he got impromptu coaching from a fourth-grader on using a touch screen.
He concluded the service with the customary “go in peace and serve the Lord” and added, “Please, I ask you, don’t forget to pray for me.”
During a visit that started Thursday, he attended evening prayers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, addressed the U.N. General Assembly and attended an interfaith service at the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero.
He also visited a school set amid public housing in East Harlem, took a processional drive through Central Park and, finally, presided over mass at Madison Square Garden.
He leaves for Philadelphia on Saturday morning.