Wedding bells silenced as pope's Philly visit fills hotels

January 18, 2015 6:25 PM

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The Philadelphia couple chose Sept. 26 for their wedding and then planned accordingly: They booked their venue, a former factory building in one of the city's most historic neighborhoods. They hired a DJ. Suresch purchased her dress.

The couple's story is a cautionary tale for anyone planning to do something in Philadelphia during the last weekend of September, when the pontiff expects to make his first visit to the United States. Organizers predict 1.5 million people will visit the city to see Francis as part of the World Meeti...

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