Papal issues not worrying Mayor Nutter


Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says the city is doing its best to prepare for the visit of Pope Francis — and there’s no cause for concern.

Nutter says the city hasn’t finished plans for fencing around the papal events and city residents and visitors shouldn’t be worried.

“I’m perplexed now by this obsessive fascination with fencing.  There will be some fencing in places, there will be some places you will need a ticket to get into,” Nutter said.  “The common strategy in that regard is that you some amount of fencing.”

The mayor also addressed SEPTA’s issues with selling papal rail passes.

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“It’s a first time ever effort, it’s taking place two months in advance of His Holiness being here.I’m sure they will sort through it and get it straightened out.”

Nutter says the city has plenty of time to make sure everything is in place for the Pope’s visit in September.

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