A group of pilgrims will bed down in a South Philadelphia cemetery during Pope Francis' visit to the city this weekend.
The group, many of them from the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., are staying at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Trinity near 18th and Wolf streets, church secretary Cindy Borrelli confirmed.
"We are giving them the use of our parish hall and they are also in the cemetery," Borrelli said. "They have tents there."
Both the Lutheran church and Archdiocese of Philadelphia gave the pilgrims permission to stay, said Borrelli, who estimated about 200 people are taking advantage of the accommodations.
Some passersby posted photos of the impromptu campsite on social media.
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World Meeting of Families organizers earlier this month scrapped plans for a campground in Fairmount Park, citing a lack of interest.