On Friday, April 18, 10-year-old Christopher Jordan and 13-year-old Kaitlin Karcher will do something most people can only dream of doing.
Not only will the well-rounded students from Ozone Park and Howard Beach, respectively, get to meet Pope Benedict XVI, but the “two youngsters have been selected to present flowers to the Holy Father when he alights from his flight to JFK airport from Washington,” according to The Tablet.
Both were selected by their school’s principals “for the way they express their religious faith, their accomplishments as students and outside involvements.”
- Queens girl, 13, to give bouquet to Pope when he arrives at JFK by Nicholas Hirshon. NY Daily News March 20, 2008.