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going on for two hours before the pope arrived. it was a truly special feeling. it had the feeling where people felt there was hope. they knew when the pope arrived, that this would be a special night, a special end to his first trip to new york city. we're told that this will go on as a typical mass would happen, a mass that would happen at any archdiocese, any church throughout the united states. according to the archdiocese of new york, the theme is peace and justice. it will be said in three different languages, english, latin and spanish. the universal prayer will be said in gaelic, mandarin, french. pope francis will wear green vestments and carry the pastoral staff used by pope paul vi in '65. he is the second to hold mass in madison square garden. it is a night where the arena
will be turned into a house of worship. we're expecting things to get started any minute. dari: on that note -- look at this beautiful live shot. look at this. the candles. >> the mass of paul vi was at yankee stadium. that was the first time a pope was coming to the united states in order to address the united nations. that was 50 years ago. dari: that was incredible. dan touched on something a little bit, the fact that this historic madison square garden, pope francis not the only pope to say mass and to visit the garden. so our duke castiglione has a look back at the history of the garden. garden. >> there i was and the whole world was watching. here was the microphone. i walked up to the microphone
>> we respectfully welcome his holiness, pope john paul ii. and a big cheer went up. and then we had to wait a while. george jumped the gun and introduced the pope a little earlier than he should have. that just helped build the anticipation. >> i was a 17-year-old kid from staten island who was chosen to play a role and we all know what kind of a great man pope john paul was and what he became. >> reporter: this was his first trip to america and the second time a pope had visited the united states. what an impact it had. maybe the moment or image that sums up his time, the iconic picture of him holding six-year-old daughter. >> he was waving, beckoning. the guard lifted me over the railing.
i remember my feet touching the railing. he lifted me up on to the popemobile. >> what was that like? >> amazing. he was holding the bottom of my legs and the music was playing and i was shaking them to the music and looking up and smiling at me and i at him. >> reporter: the man that took that picture, george kalinsky. >> every perfect moment that can go into taking an iconic picture happened at this moment. >> reporter: in a matter of days, that picture literally went world wide. it touched so many people, including the pope, who kept that picture on his desk until the day he died. >> i think the pope realized this moment was so important and had such spiritual feelings and love attached to it. >> fast forward to '95 when the pope visited new york and said mass in central park. she was asked to be part of the procession that brought up the gifts. she and pope john paul ii met again. >> i brought a 5 x 7 of the original photo taken in 1979,
and when i got the opportunity, i showed it to his holiness. he looked at it. he looked at me. he said that's you? he said yes, your holiness. he said i remember. i remember. madison square garden. >> reporter: did he really? >> yes. >> reporter: what was that like? amazing. i was blown away. i couldn't believe it. he gave me a special blessing. >> reporter: duke castiglione, fox 5 news. steve: all right. returning live to madison square garden. we're getting ready for the pope to present mass. later tonight. we know he is in the building. we saw him. he went behind the scenes for a bit. this is about to get underway. we've seen him make a number of very, very newsworthy speeches while he's been here. i'm joined by monsignor franco. what do you expect to hear tonight and how will it differ from what we've seen him say in the more political settings of the u.n.? >> the themes of the whole
pilgrimage are almost, i would say, the same. these are the themes that he will use at all times. first of all, he's going to talk about the faith. he's going to stress the message of the gospel that we're going to read tonight, and then he's going to tell us, you know, well, i am here simply to give you an inspiration to start something. i would say instead of continuing something, let's start anew. he's going to say that. he's going to tell us let's take care of the main issues that this world is facing this time in the history of humanity. he's going to insist upon especially the young people, the young people -- steve: we're seeing him right now. >> look how quick.
as they rejoiced before you, at the harvest, as people make merry when dividing spoils. for the yoke that burdened them, the rod on their shoulder and the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed as on the day of gideon. for a child is born to us, a son is given us, upon his shoulder dominion rests. they name him wonder counselor, god hero, father forever, prince of peace. his dominion is vast and forever peaceful peaceful. from david's throne and over his kingdom, which he confirms and
if anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic hand him your cloak as well. should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him two miles give to the one who asks of you and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow. you have heard what it was said you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy but i say to you love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
your heavenly father for he makes the sunrise on the bad and the good and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust for if you love those who love you what recompense will you have? do not the tax collectors do the same? and if you what is unusual about that? do not the pagans do the same? so be perfect just as your heavenly father
praise to jesus christ! >> welcome to madison square garden garden. a place synonymous with this city. it is a place of artistic and musical events, attracting people people, not only from the city, but from the whole world. in this place, which represents both the variety and the common interests of so many different people people, we have listened to the words that people who walked in darkness have seen a great light
the people who walked, caught up in their activities and routines, amid their successes and failures, their worries and expectations expectations, the people have seen a great light. the people who walked with all their joys and hopes, their disappointments and regrets, the people have seen a great light. the people of god are called in every age to contemplate this