Louisville women travel to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis

Louisville women travel to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis
Terry Desensi (Source: Steven Richard, WAVE 3 News)
Terry Desensi (Source: Steven Richard, WAVE 3 News)
Laurie Archer (Source: Steven Richard, WAVE 3 News)
Laurie Archer (Source: Steven Richard, WAVE 3 News)

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WAVE) - Pope Francis' first visit to the United States has inspired many people. Some felt the need to travel to see the Pope in person.

Terry Desensi of Louisville flew to Philadelphia to be a part of the events in the City of Brotherly Love. She is a member of St. Bernadette Parish in the Norton Commons area.

"I followed back in Louisville. He's on TV day and night," Desensi said at Philadelphia's airport. "Can't read enough about Pope Francis. He's the people's Pope."

Lourdes Halliday of St. James Church says her sister-in-law lives right in Center City in Philadelphia, where all the action is taking place. She said she couldn't pass up the opportunity. "Maybe divine intervention," Lourdes laughed.

Her friend Laurie Archer, a member of St. Raphael Church in Louisville, joined her.

"I was at the Vatican four years ago and saw such a movement, such a spirit there. So to have that same sense of feeling..." Archer said.

The two women were not lucky enough to get one of the tickets to the events involving Pope Francis, but they plan to attend anyway. Even without a ticket people can still see Pope Francis. He will be going through the streets in his Popemobile.  There are also 40 jumbotrons placed throughout Ben Franklin Parkway and Independence Mall.

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