Aerial shot: Papal crowds swarm Independence Mall

Masses of people gathered at Independence Mall Saturday afternoon to hear Pope Francis give a speech touching on immigration and religious freedom.

Lt. Dave Bonk, of the Philadelphia Police Aviation Unit, shared a rare aerial shot of the crowd, which filled the lawn and spilled over onto the north side of Market Street.

Air traffic is limited in the Philadelphia area during the Pope's visit, with only law enforcement, military, cargo, and regularly scheduled commercial aircrafts permitted to fly.

Pope Francis is next scheduled to appear at the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway around 7 p.m. Saturday night.