Tuckahoe Catholics excited for papal visit to NYC

A local priest has been pastor of his new church for only a few days, but says he's already being overwhelmed ahead of the pope's New York visit.

A local priest has been pastor of his new church for only a few days, but says he's already being overwhelmed ahead of the pope's New York visit. (9/4/15)

TUCKAHOE - A local priest has been pastor of his new church for only a few days, but says he's already being overwhelmed ahead of the pope's New York visit.

Father Anthony Sorgie says he's received an outpouring of gracious welcomes from his new parishioners and also a huge amount of requests for tickets to see Pope Francis later this month when he comes to New York City.

The anticipation for the papal visit is building among Hudson Valley residents by the day, according to Sorgie.

"There is a love for this pope that I haven't seen since Pope John," Sorgie says.

Sorgie, who has met the pope once before, says he's been involved in high-level planning meetings, but also that his church isn't slated to receive very many tickets to see the pope in person.

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