Volume 77 / Number 47 - April 23 - 29, 2008
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Villager photo by Robert Kreizel
From left, Carmen Perez, Jose Pichardo and Lucia Gonzalez, local winners of the holy lottery for the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium, met in front of Most Holy Redeemer Church on E. Third St. Sunday morning before heading up to the Bronx by subway. Gonzalez, who uses a walker, is also recovering from recent knee replacement surgery. If I have to crawl to see the Holy Father, I will do it. I have him in my heart, she said as they started the long, four-block trek to the Bleecker St. station.