New Yorkers greet Pope John Paul II on Oct. 2, 1979

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With sainthood declared for the late Pope John Paul II, WPIX has opened up its archives and digitized some of our coverage of his historic 1979 visit to New York.

In this segment, New Yorkers gather near the United Nations and enthusiastically greet Pope John Paul II as his motorcade passes by on the rainy October day.
Action News reporter Christy Ferer reports.