Manila would like just about everyone to wear diapers for the pope’s visit next week

January 8, 2015 12:02 PM

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A chronic shortage of portable toilets has prompted Francis Tolentino, chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, to resort to extreme measures during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines next week: Recommending adult diapers for traffic police and many of the millions of people expected to attend an open-air mass in the heavily Catholic country.

Traffic cops will be the first to test the personal sanitation solution this Friday, donning adult diapers for a trial run during a 24-hour religious procession that proceeds the pope’s visit. The idea was “well received” by police, Tolentino told the Associated Press. He suggested that priests, nun...

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