How to get tickets to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia
Tickets for the first public event during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia will be available at noon Tuesday.
You'll need to be fast-of-mouse to get the tickets as they will be available only via this link (an earlier version of this post included a link to the World Meeting of Families site, which in turn links to that page).
That's if you haven't gotten tickets for the Pope's Washington, D.C. visit from one of your elected officials. Several Congress members are accepting requests for tickets via forms on their sites:
Ticket holders for the Ben Franklin Parkway events will be a maximum of 2-and-a-half blocks away.
Saturday, Sept. 26 speech at Independence Hall: 4:45 p.m.
- 10,000 tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
- One person can order a maximum of 4 tickets
- Open to the public
- Before the speech, the pontiff will ride in a parade along the Ben Franklin Parkway. No tickets are needed.
Saturday, Sept 26 Festival of Families concert: 6 p.m.
- 750,000 are expected to attend
- 10,000 free tickets go on sale Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the World Meeting of Families website on a first come, first serve basis.
- Performers include Italian classical tenor Andrea Bocelli, Latin American pop star Juanes, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Sunday, Sept. 27: Papal Mass: 4 p.m.
- 1.5 million are expected to attend
- 10,000 free tickets go on sale Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the World Meeting of Families website on a first come, first serve basis.
All are welcome to attend the Ben Franklin Parkway events but will not be allowed to stand closer that 2.5 blocks away. Tickets are being given out to parishioners in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, plus surrounding dioceses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 40 screens will be set up around Philadelphia to watch all papal events.