Scenes from the street in Philadelphia, waiting for the pope
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
PHILADELPHIA – With the heart of Philadelphia closed to cars for Pope Francis’ visit, one person said it’s probably what the city looked like in a pre-industrial age, with pedestrians owning the streets.
But that’s only if pre-industrial Philly included the faithful climbing traffic lights, passing through metal detectors and singing, praying and dancing while they watched Mass on a big-screen TV – when they weren’t taking selfies.
Cronkite News captured sights and sounds this weekend from the last stop on Pope Francis’ U.S. tour.