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2015 Papal Visit

2015 Papal Visit

Pope Francis' First U.S. Visit, Sept. 22-27

Pope Francis Gives 100-Year-Old Woman Rosary Beads From the Vatican

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    Pope Francis Gifts Woman with Rosary Beads from Vatican

    Pope Francis gave a woman rosary beads from the Vatican after arriving at New York's JFK airport on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Published Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015)

    A woman who turned 100 years old on Thursday was warmly greeted by the pope on his historic trip to the United States.

    During the exchange, the woman asked Pope Francis to pray for her, according to NBC New York.

    When asked how the pontiff replied, the woman said:

    "Say? He gave me rosary beads from the Vatican! With the Vatican coat of arms on them," NBC New York reported.

    The pontiff touched down in New York City for the second leg of his trip to the United States. Thursday night, he will be celebrating a Vespers service at the St. Patrick's Cathedral in midtown Manhattan. 

    Earlier in the day, Pope Francis made a speech to Congress about embracing climate change and immigrants while he was in Washington, D.C.