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Tickets for bus trip to see Pope Francis snapped up quickly

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Apr 8, 2015 2:44 AM
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Photo by AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool

Pope Francis reads the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message at the end of the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican , Sunday, April 5th.

(Harrisburg) -- The Pope's scheduled visit to Philadelphia in September is already sending ripples through the midstate.

Less than 90 minutes into Tuesday's registration for a bus trip to the public mass, the Diocese of Harrisburg had to shut down the process because of overwhelming demand.

The Diocese had reserved 30 charter tour buses for the Papal Mass, but says it may have already filled all 16-hundred plus seats.

It says it'll work to answer all requests that have already been made, but doesn't expect to re-open registration.

The Papal Mass set for September 27th will be held at the base of the Philadelphia Art Museum, and is expected to attract a crowd of at least one million.

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