Walking routes to papal events, banned items announced

(Photo courtesy of Secret Service)

The Secret Service, city and state authorities have announced pedestrian routes for the pope's public events on Sept. 26 and 27, along with a lengthy list of what not to bring.

They've even produced a map of the most likely routes to the events (see the link below). If you're going, though, better leave big posters and your selfie stick at home.

They're but two of the many banned items that include: aerosol cans, ammunition, animals other than service/guide animals, backpacks and bags exceeding the size restrictions (18" x 13" x 7"), balloons, bicycles, hard coolers (soft-sided thermal coolers ARE allowed), drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, explosives, firearms or weapons of any kind including toys and replicas, glass, thermal or metal containers, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, selfie sticks, signs exceeding the size restrictions (5' x 3' x 1/4") made of any material except cardboard, poster board or cloth, structures, supports for signs and placards, and any other items determined to be a potential safety hazard.