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St. Patrick's Cathedral (NYC) restored in time for pope's visit
AP ^ | September 7, 2015 | Deepti Hajela

Posted on 09/07/2015 7:57:15 AM PDT by C19fan

A three-year restoration project at St. Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and one of the country's most well-known churches, is coming to an end just in time for a late September visit from Pope Francis. Most of the scaffolding has already been taken down and officials are steadfast in saying it will be done in time.

The project was officially announced on St. Patrick's Day 2012 and got started soon after. It was a huge undertaking — the entire exterior was covered in scaffolding, all the way to the top of the two 330-foot-tall spires, and washed clean of decades of dirt. Scaffolding also blanketed the inside, as workers cleaned and repaired the 3,700 individual panels in 75 stained glass windows and restored the 9,200-pound bronze doors at the Fifth Avenue entrance, among other extensive renovation work.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Religion
KEYWORDS: catholic; nyc; patrick
Just got back from visiting the parents in NYC metro area. Took a look at the restored St. Patrick's and it looks like a spanking new church. Amazing cleaning of decades worth of soot and the like.
1 posted on 09/07/2015 7:57:15 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Beautiful church. Barely anyone worshiping inside...even on a Sunday.


2 posted on 09/07/2015 8:04:55 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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Of course the commie Pope or lib Cardinal Dolan will not acknowledge that the money to rebuild the church came from wealthy NY capitalists not socialists. These two idiots will be preaching how we should open the doors for any and all illegals. Maybe the big mouth Cardinal will open up St. Pat’s to house the thousands of homeless in NYC. what a bunch of hypocrites.


3 posted on 09/07/2015 8:21:15 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: 2banana

Not too worry soon it will be full of people, Moon god worshippers, ALLAH BE PRAISED!


4 posted on 09/07/2015 8:21:41 AM PDT by ABN 505 (Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong. ~Archbishop Fulton John)
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How about “Blood Moon” worshipers? :)


5 posted on 09/07/2015 9:25:24 AM PDT by Mark was here ("The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam" - Obama.)
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Went to Mass at St. Patrick’s a few years ago. What a nice experience. I also get to Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican about 10 years ago and was in the 7th row which was great. It is wonderful that the Pope will be able to appreciate St. Patrick’s while he is here.


6 posted on 09/07/2015 9:54:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Walker for President 2016. The only candidate with actual real RESULTS!!!!! The rest...talkers!)
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To: 2banana

? I’ve been for mass there — latest in February this year and it is pretty well attended. Wasn’t packed to the beams, but was not empty


7 posted on 09/08/2015 3:41:09 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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