• Pope's new chairs being made by Thomas Moser Furniture

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    AUBURN, MAINE - When Pope Francis visits Philadelphia next month there will be one group watching him very closely, particularly when he's sitting down.  

    Employees at Thomas Moser Furniture in Maine are hard at work carefully filling the order for that very special customer.


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    They are building five chairs for use when he's in Philadelphia. Four will be for cardinals and the fifth is for Pope Francis himself.

    They are all handmade Catena Chairs and each one takes five hours to make.

    In addition to the chairs, the company is making a special brace for the Pope's lecturn.  The historic lecturn was used by Abraham Lincoln and is not very sturdy, so they have crafted a brace for Pope Francis to hold onto.

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