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Local Nuns Tailgate Pope Francis Event

Local Nuns Tailgate Pope Francis Event

By Kia Makarechi

There were no keg stands or bouts of beer pong, but groups of nuns tailgating Pope Francis's mass at Catholic University made the event a party of their own.

The nuns, some of whom were from Georgetown Visitation, busted out their folding chairs and were all smiles when photographed by a number of journalists. In one photo, taken by Mary Stachyra Lopez of the Arlington Catholic Herald, four nuns relax around a chair laden with snacks.

Luke Russert posted a photo of the group as well.

In a third photo posted from the scene, two of the nuns take shelter under the shade of a minivan’s rear door and indulge in some snacks.


Pope Francis’s whirlwind trip to the United States includes stops in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. Large swaths of all three metropolitan areas will come to a standstill as the faithful and curious line security-screened streets to catch a glimpse of the papal Fiat.

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