REV. DONALD RUTHERFORD, moderator of the curia for the Albany Diocese, blesses the youth contingent before they leave for the papal Mass at Madison Square Garden, and a teen takes a selfie with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis. (Kate Blain photos)
REV. DONALD RUTHERFORD, moderator of the curia for the Albany Diocese, blesses the youth contingent before they leave for the papal Mass at Madison Square Garden, and a teen takes a selfie with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis. (Kate Blain photos)
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The Albany Diocese received 50 tickets for youths from parishes from across its 14 counties to attend Mass with Pope Francis Sept. 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The youth contingent left at 8:30 a.m. from the diocesan Pastoral Center in Albany.