Pope Francis leads mass at Madison Square Garden

- Pope Francis concluded his jam-packed day in New York with a Catholic mass in Madison Square Garden attended by tens of thousands of people. As the pope led the mass, many recited along with him.

Before the mass started, Francis rode around the famous arena in a "mini" popemobile -- a white gold cart -- and waved to the cheering crowd. People handed him flowers and other gifts. He then blessed some children and began the mass.

The pope sat on a simple wooden chair made for him by immigrant laborers at Don Bosco Workers in Port Chester, New York.

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