RELIGION

Free tickets to 2 more Pope Francis events during his Philadelphia visit going online

Thousands of free tickets are being made available online to people who want to see Pope Francis during his Sept. 26 and 27 events in Philadelphia.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says 10,000 tickets will be available Wednesday at 4 p.m. for the Sept. 26 closing festival of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Another 10,000 tickets will be available Wednesday at 8 p.m. for the pope's Sept. 27 Mass on the parkway.

Tickets for both events will be available at worldmeeting2015.org/tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. People are limited to four tickets each.

The 10,000 free tickets made available Tuesday for the pope's Sept. 26 speech at the Independence Mall were snapped up within two minutes. Some later were sold online. The archdiocese says it can't stop the unsanctioned ticket sales.