Pope Francis' visit to the United States is the Super Bowl for Catholic leaders in America. A group of nuns partied like it.
Washington journalists came across women tailgating the Pope's arrival Wednesday.
Nuns tailgating at Catholic U ahead of Pope Francis Mass pic.twitter.com/DKLwTQngaB
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) September 23, 2015
The nuns parked at Catholic University, within walking distance of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. They did not go all out with beer and a grill, choosing sandwiches and chips instead. More importantly, they beat traffic and planned ahead with food.
Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in New York City at 5 p.m. ET Thursday, and he will lead mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 6:15 p.m. That should give him enough time to whip across the George Washington Bridge for a real tailgate. The Giants host the Redskins at MetLife Stadium at 8:25 p.m. ET.
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