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Bridgeport Diocese To Offer Bus Rides To See Pope Francis

The Diocese of Bridgeport is organizing a bus trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis Sept. 27 in Philadelphia.
The Diocese of Bridgeport is organizing a bus trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis Sept. 27 in Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Vatican News

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Diocese of Bridgeport, which covers all of Fairfield County, will partner with Rally Bus to take parishioners to Pope Francis' Papal Mass Sunday, Sept. 27 in Philadelphia.

“Many people have contacted the diocese to ask if we are planning transportation to the Papal Mass, and we’re very pleased to make Rally Bus available to those who will make the pilgrimage,” said Bishop Frank Caggiano,

Tyler Lomnitzer, a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull, helped organize the transportation.

No tickets are needed to attend the Mass, and Lomnitzer said additional stops can be added if demand warrants it..

“Rally Bus is definitely the best way to get into Philadelphia. It has authorization to drive directly into the city.” Lomnitzer said.

Buses will depart around 7 a.m. from St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull and will arrive at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. There are shuttle buses and subway services available to get people to the Mass itself, which will be at Ben Franklin Parkway a few miles away.

The buses are air-conditioned, have Wi-Fi and bathrooms.

Round trip fare is as of yet undetermined, as the final total is reliant on how many people attend. Estimates have the final price in the range of $90 per person.

Members of the diocese can reserve their spot by either going online to rallybus.net/bridgeport-papal-pilgrimage or by calling 855-RALLYBUS (855-725-5928).

Those interested can use the promo code 'pilgrim' to get a 10 percent discount off tickets.

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