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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Vatican Shrine

  • Location: Site of former Vatican Pavillion, east of Fountain
  • Description: 1/4 round bench, exedra
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dedicated: 1964
  • Inscription: Left inscription:
    THE VATICAN PAVILION / FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN / PRESIDENT / MOST REVEREND BRYAN J MCENTEGART / VICE PRESIDENT /


    Central inscription:
    THIS THE SITE OF THE VATICAN PAVILION WAS / AUTHORIZED BY POPE JOHN XXIII / VISITED ON OCTOBER 4, 1965 BY / POPE PAUL IV / DURING HIS MISSION OF PEACE TO / THE UNITED NATIONS / THE BUILDING EXHIBITED MICHAELANGELO'S PIETA AND / OTHER ART TREASURES - IT SYMBOLIZED THE BROTHERHOOD / OF MAN THE SPIRIT OF ECUMENISM AND THE THEME / OF THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 / - PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING - /


    Right inscription:
    THE VATICAN PAVILION / WAS DEDICATED ON APRIL 19, 1964


    Paving:
    SITE OF THE VATICAN PAVILION NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR 1964 - 1965

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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