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    Dozens Camp Out for Coveted Papal Passes

    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.