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    St. Denis Church in Havertown is one of 219 parishes in the Delaware Valley giving out tickets to see Pope Francis to parishioners in good standing. NBC10's Monique Braxton speaks to a handful of members who woke up before sunrise to gurantee themselves a few of the coveted tickets. (Published Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015)

    Would you camp-out overnight to get your hands on tickets for the Papal Mass in Philadelphia next weekend?

    One die-hard did just that in Delaware County Wednesday into Thursday.

    Brigette Cuffia set up shop outside St. Denis Church in Havertown about 10 p.m. Wednesday. She came prepared with a pillow, sleeping bag and other necessities.

    "I’m really excited to see the Pope. I think the Pope is the message of hope in the world today, so I want to get as close as possible,” Cuffia told NBC10.

    Parishioners Camp Out for Pope Tickets

    [PHI] Parishioners Camp Out for Pope Tickets
    After all of the tickets to see the Pope were quickly claimed, parishioners are looking to their churches for a chance to get a closer look at the Papal events. (Published Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015)

    A second group of parishioners joined Cuffia outside St. Denis about 5 a.m. Thursday.

    Tickets to the Papal Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway on September 27 were given out to 219 parishes. The tickets at St. Denis were given out on first-come, first-serve basis at 9 a.m. Thursday.