- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Roman Catholic schools will close for Pope Francis’ visit to New York on Friday.

A spokeswoman says the New York Archdiocese’s 31 Manhattan elementary schools will close Friday.

Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem will be on Francis’ itinerary. But it will not be open for a regular school day.

Catholic high schools in Manhattan will decide on a school-by-school basis whether to close.

Catholic schools in the Bronx, Staten Island and the northern suburbs will remain open.

Some Westchester schools will close at noon Friday. That’s so people who have tickets to see the pope’s motorcade in Central Park will have time to get there.

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