No More Tickets to See the Pope
If you aren't clutching a ticket to Thursday's papal Mass, the chances are, well, practically nil that you're going to get one at this late date. Mass tickets have been distributed to diocese and other Catholic organizations and given out. If you signed up for the archdiocese of Washington's online waiting list, forget about it. The archdiocese got requests for 10,000 tickets -- but says it's been unable to fulfill any of the requests.
Catholic University, which gave out 16,500 tickets in batches of 50 to parishes in the D.C. area to view the pope on Wednesday as he enters and leaves the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and as he visits the campus on Thursday, says to quit calling. (Actually, officials were a little more polite about, but that's the gist of the message.) The tickets are gone.
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