Orange County student snaps selfie with pope

A student from Orange County managed to snap a selfie with Pope Francis during the pontiff's time in New York City last week. Veronica DiPaul

Veronica DiPaul was one 12 students chosen by the Archdiocese of New York to have a few minutes with Pope Francis.

Veronica DiPaul was one 12 students chosen by the Archdiocese of New York to have a few minutes with Pope Francis. (9/28/15)

GOSHEN - A student from Orange County managed to snap a selfie with Pope Francis during the pontiff's time in New York City last week.

Veronica DiPaul was one of 12 students chosen by the Archdiocese of New York to have a few minutes with Pope Francis Friday.

"He just said 'yes,' but as I was taking it, Cardinal Dolan asked everyone else not to because it didn't seem professional," DiPaul says. "So at least I got it."

The Burke High School senior also says that the pope seemed genuine and down to earth during their brief meeting.

DiPaul's papal selfie has been making national news, as the Otisville teen appeared on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

The selfie is now hung in the main office of Burke High School.

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