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Pilgrims Sleeping in Philly Cemetery on Trek to See Pope Francis

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    Some Papal pilgrims from South Jersey are spending the night in a cemetery in order to see the Pope in Philadelphia. (Published Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015)

    Approximately 100 people are camping out in an unusual spot during their trek to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia.

    The Papal Pilgrims set up tents on the grounds of a cemetery at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Trinity in South Philadelphia.

    Due to the lack of space inside the church, the pilgrims spent Friday night camping out in the cemetery.

    The church is hosting about 200 people from the Archdiocese of Newark.

    The pilgrims realize the cemetery is not the most ideal place to stay, but it’s a sacrifice they are willing to make.

    "We understand that this place might not be the best place where to come. We know that we are sharing this Earth with those who preceded us," Rev. Andres Codoñer said.

    The cemetery is home to the pilgrims throughout the Pope’s time in Philadelphia.