Steps taken to ease concerns for papal event attendees in Philadelphia

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September 10, 2015

Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE Sept. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sept. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Sometimes, the folks in charge have to skip the platitudes and listen to the people.

Take the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families Sept. 26-27. Who doesn’t love Pope Francis? Of course most people want to be there, to be part of it.

The public Mass to be celebrated by the pope Sept. 27 will take place on Philadelphia’s premier boulevard — museum-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which stretches northwest from Logan Square to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The papal altar will be located in a different area than was the case when St. John Paul II visited Philadelphia in 1979.

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