A steam valve this week was let out of the pressure cooker that is the visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia.
Change that to a geyser.
For months authorities involved in the planning of the pontiff’s visit have been warning and doomsaying that it was going to be impossible to get into the city – that you would have a better chance at winning the Lotto than scoring a train ticket, that hotels were sold out, rentals were going for $10,000, restaurants ordered to close down and the crush of the 2 million pilgrims certain to paralyze Centre City.
The media had a field day with reports that authorities – having painted such a dire picture – would scare everyone away. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»