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Philadelphia plans intense security for Pope Francis' visit -- some say too intense

Philadelphia plans intense security for Pope Francis' visit -- some say too intense

There are papal pendants. There are life-size papal cardboard cutouts. There are papal mugs, ideal for drinking your specially brewed papal beer. There is even a papal toaster, which will sear the image of the smiling, waving Pope Francis onto your sliced bread. But heaven forbid you try to find a taxi when Francis visits Philadelphia, where the security ramifications of his arrival later this month are becoming clear. Francis also will visit Washington, D.C., and New York City on his U.S. tour, which begins Sept. 22 and ends Sept. 27, but those cities are accustomed to playing host to high-profile visitors in need of extraordinary security. In fact, at the same time the pontiff...

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