NEW YORK CITY: Gay Comedian Mo Rocca Opens For Pope Francis At Madison Square Garden [VIDEO]

The Advocate reports:

He rose to fame thanks to The Daily Show, came out in 2011 and now works as a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, has a recurring role on The Good Wife and his own show on the Cooking Channel. But Mo Rocca’s newest claim to fame is that he is the first out man to deliver a reading at a mass officiated by a pope. As MSNBC and other reports showed, Rocca was on the altar, just feet from Pope Francis, when he took the pulpit Friday at Madison Square Garden’s Papal Mass in New York, to read from the Old Testament. Rocca made his Colombian mother proud by reading it in Spanish to the thousands of ticketed faithful attending Pope Francis’s first public Mass in the United States.