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Young North Carolina Girl Eager to See Pope Francis in Philly

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    Samantha Garcia, 10, of North Carolina, is eager to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia. (Published Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015)

    As Pope Francis' motorcade inched closer to Center City Philadelphia Saturday morning, Juan Garcia and his 10-year-old daughter Samantha waited eagerly on the Parkway in hopes of seeing the Pontiff.

    "I want to feel the experience of love and God," Garcia, who brought his whole family -- two daughters, a son and his wife, who is pregnant with their fourth child -- from North Carolina.

    For Juan, Philly isn't the first time he'll see the Pope. He saw him in Brazil for World Youth Day in 2013.

    Samantha, though, has never seen him before.

    "I can't wait until I'm 13 so I can see him again," the little girl said, referring to the age her dad told her she had to be to go with him to World Youth Day.