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Anxiety builds in Philadelphia for Pope Francis visit

Anxiety builds in Philadelphia for Pope Francis visit

PHILADELPHIA — Pregnant women are calling the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesspeople say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep on. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home. With official information scant just eight weeks before Pope Francis makes Philadelphia the centerpiece of his U.S. trip, rumors are swirling about massive security fencing and miles of street closures. Residents and visitors alike fear long walks to and from papal events, too-few bathrooms and a dearth of food and other amenities in...

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