Streets Closed to Cars for Pope Francis’ Visit Transform Philadelphia

September 26, 2015 11:37 PM

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Streets Closed to Cars for Pope Francis’ Visit Transform Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The group from Iglesia Católico de San Jose in Asheboro, N.C., began its trip to Philadelphia at about 8 p.m. on Friday. Riding in a convoy of vans and a bus, the worshipers — about 180 people in all, most of them Mexican immigrants — drove through the night.

By dawn on Saturday, wearing matching custom-made blue T-shirts, they had secured some crucial spots along the police barricades lining Benjamin Franklin Parkway where they hoped to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis.

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