The 'people's Pope' parades through Central Park

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Thousands Line Central Park to Greet Pope

Pope Francis's U.S. tour continues in New York City, as the "people's Pope" parades through Central Park.

On Friday, starting at 5 p.m., Pope Francis began his motorcade parade through the park to meet and greet the luckiest "humans of New York." The Central Park Papal Procession took place on Central Park's West Drive, between 60th and 72nd Street.

Early Friday morning, the NYPD secured the last of the metal fencing around the park to keep the eighty-thousand people with tickets "in" and the rest "out."



Among the list of prohibited items allowed into Central Park were selfie sticks, backpacks, and even blankets.



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The 'people's Pope' parades through Central Park
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis travels through Central Park to meet and greet New Yorkers on September 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis travels through Central Park to meet and greet New Yorkers on September 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Crowds of people stand behind a police barricade as they await the arrival of Pope Francis in Central Park September 25, 2015 in New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including a Papal motorcade through Central Park and celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thousands of people watch Pope Francis ride in the popemobile through Central Park on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis waves as he drives through Central Park in a Papal motorcade on September 25, 2015 in New York City. Pope Francis is in New York on a two-day visit. He spoke at the United Nations General-Assembly earlier and will lead a Mass in Madison Square Garden tonight. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis waves as he rides through Central Park in a Papal motorcade on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The Pope is in New York on a two-day visit. He spoke at the United Nations General-Assembly earlier and will lead a Mass in Madison Square Garden tonight. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thousands of people watch Pope Francis ride in the popemobile through Central Park on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: People wait in line to see Pope Francis ride through Central Park on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The pope is on a six-day visit to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: A man sells Vatican flags outside of Central Park before the arrival of Pope Francis on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The pope is on a six-day visit to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thousands of people wait to go through security screening to enter Central Park where Pope Francis will ride in a motorcade on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including a Papal motorcade through Central Park and celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Thousands of people wait to go through security screening to enter Central Park where Pope Francis will ride in a motorcade on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including a Papal motorcade through Central Park and celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Pope Francis travels through New York's Central Park in a motorcade, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Wilfredo Cedron displays a specially made hat near New York's Central Park where thousands of people were waiting in line to get in to see Pope Francis' precession through the park, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Cedron, a native of Colombia, said he stayed up until 2am constructing the animated headwear to welcome the pope. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
People make their way in slow-moving lines on the western edge of New York's Central Park waiting to get in to see Pope Francis' precession through the park, Friday, Sept 25, 2015. Those waiting for hours in the snaking line more than 20 abreast in places, seen from the roof of 80 Central Park West at 68th St., were recipients of 80,000 free tickets issued by the city in a lottery. (AP Photo/Barbara Woike)
People react after Pope Francis passed by while traveling in a motorcade in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A cardboard cutout of Pope Francis is visible over the crowd waiting in lines to pass through security before entering Central Park to watch a papal procession in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
People point their cameras towards a nearby Pope Francis as he came closer to a crowd of well-wishers while traveling in a motorcade in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A woman holds up rosary beads as Pope Francis' motorcade passes through Central Park during his visit to New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from his popemobile as it moves through Central Park in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
People pose with a likeness of Pope Francis, and a sign reading "Please save The Church of Our Lady of Peace" just after the pope passed well-wishers while traveling in a motorcade in New York's Central Park, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Lupe Proano, left, watches as her daughter Janet Ciresi takes a group selfie with family members Victor and Stephanie Calderone, all from Farmingdale, N.Y., after they watched Pope Francis' motorcade pass through Central Park in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A woman holds a cross and artificial flowers as she waits for Pope Francis and his papal motorcade to pass through Central Park in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK -- SEPTEMBER 25: People look on as Pope Francis passes through Central Park on September 25, 2015 in New York. The pope is on a six-day visit to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK -- SEPTEMBER 25: People wait for Pope Francis to pass through Central Park on September 25, 2015 in New York. The pope is on a six-day visit to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK -- SEPTEMBER 25: People wait for Pope Francis to pass through Central Park on September 25, 2015 in New York. The pope is on a six-day visit to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
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