NEW YORK, NY (TIP): Upon meeting Cardinal Dolan, newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to try and bring the Pope to New York. “We have a common passion and a common wish,” de Blasio said after meeting with Dolan at the cardinal’s residence, their first get-together since the Mayor took office. “We hope that someday Pope Francis will visit our city, which will be an extraordinary blessing for the people of New York.
The two may have long-standing differences about a few policies but Cardinal Dolan said that the topic of faith never came up in the meeting. The discussion primarily centered on ‘bridging the gap between the haves and the have-nots.’ Additionally, the Mayor has come off looking excellent in recent polls where New Yorkers have voted in favor of the new Mayor. Two thirds of New York City voters expect good things from de Blasio, who took over on January 1 after the exit of three-term mayor Michael Bloomberg.