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NEW YORK – The Archdiocese of New York has unveiled the large wooden armchair that's been built for Pope Francis when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan proudly displayed the armchair at the Garden on Wednesday.
It has a light brown finish with a darker mahogany trim and a white cushioned seat, back and arms.
The pope will wear green vestments and will preach in English and Spanish during the Sept. 25 Mass. About 200 deacons and 150 volunteers will assist him.
The readings will be said in English and Spanish and other prayers will be in Gaelic, Polish, German and other languages.
The chair was constructed by a group of day laborers in a suburban New York garage.