by Matthew Abrahams and Yaron Steinbuch
A simple oak chair built by immigrant laborers and devoid of the ornate trappings of power was unveiled Wednesday as the one Pope Francis will use later this month when he leads Mass at Madison Square Garden.
“Look at that, huh?” a smiling Timothy Cardinal Dolan said, lauding its simple design for reflecting the unpretentious man-of-the-people pontiff’s character.
“I’m not going to sit in it because that would be bad luck,” Dolan quipped.
The chair was built by day laborers from the Don Bosco Workers charity in Port Chester, rather than by expert craftsmen, something that was very important to the pope, Dolan said.
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