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Madame Tussauds New York honored Pope Francis' visit to New York by unveiling its newest figure, which pays homage to His Holiness by immortalizing the beloved Pontifex in wax.

The figure of His Holiness—known for his modernization, devoted commitment to his faith, and continual fight for social justice—will reside among some of the world's most legendary and influential leaders, politicians, and public figures in Madame Tussauds' World Leaders Gallery.

The Pope's traditional Papal attire, donated by the very manufacturer that provides attire to the Vatican, adorns the figure. Standing with an arm raised to address the masses, the figure features the humble and sensible white cassock, Papal robes, a pellegrina shoulder cape, and fascia silk sash. Wearing his glasses, zucchetto cap, and pectoral cross, Pope Francis' figure is impeccably detailed and instantaneously recognizable.

Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Beroglio in Argentina, was elected the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church in February 2013, following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis will reunite with Pope John Paul II in Madame Tussauds New York and will be prominently featured overlooking a backdrop of St. Peter's Square, from which he addresses his Papal audience.

Visit www.madametussauds.com/newyork or call 212.512.9600 or 866.841.3505 for more information.

Photo courtesy of Madame Tussauds New York.

 

 

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