“Having the most powerful person from the church coming to the most powerful city is cool to me,” said Jason Mejia (‘16). Similarly, Jack Forrest (‘16), said, “The United States is the best country on earth and has a huge population of Christians and Catholics, so it just makes sense that the pope would come.”
The Pope’s will be seen in the Papal Parade on Wednesday, where he will be travelling through the National Mall in the ‘Popemobile’ from 11-12. Spectators will be lining up to see the Pope, not only in the parade but also at events like mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Although it is exciting, the Pope’s visit does come with some concern for the travel plans of Bullis students.
“There have been signs that say ‘avoid the beltway and use the metro,’” said Forrest. “I might be late to school”
Despite the additional traffic problems the papal visit will create, people are still excited about Pope's visit. Mejia said that “it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people to witness.”
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