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Thousands line downtown Philadelphia streets, waiting to see Pope Francis/Tracy Simmons - SpokaneFāVS

Crowds await Pope Francis on his last day in U.S.

When there’s a good five hours or so before the pontiff arrives, a lot of tweeting happens. These are some great tweets from Sunday morning, the pope’s last day in Philadelphia and the U.S. He is expected to deliver Mass at 4 p.m. (EST).

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. She serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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