Hundreds making trip to PA for pope's Mass

Among the 2 million people expected to attend Pope Francis' public Mass in Philadelphia on Sunday are hundreds of Catholics from southwestern Connecticut.



Officials say mass transit is the best option to travel to Philadelphia for the event. There are five spots across Fairfield County where buses will leave from on Sunday.



Church officials tell News 12 they have already chartered seven buses and plan to take as many as 500 followers to Philadelphia. The bus trip costs $90 per person, and more than 350 people have signed up so far.



"I view this kind of as a once in a lifetime opportunity for me," says Dave Janney, who helped organize the bus trip. "It's going to be very difficult for any private person to drive into Philadelphia that day, so the bus [will] probably provide the best bet, particularly for people up here in our neck of the woods in Connecticut."



The pope is also leading public events in his visit to New York City this week, but tickets for those events have already sold out.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."