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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

“Popehibited Items” art installation outside of P.O.P.E. on East Passyunk Avenue

If you were out in South Philly this weekend, you might have spotted this art installation mocking the list of prohibited items for the papal visit events.

Street artist Kid Hazo, who you might recognize from the Queen of Jeans art installation, is back on East Passyunk Avenue again, but this time with a “Pobehibited Items” list outside of P.O.P.E.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Pope pizza boxes raise money for Southwark Elementary

Pope pizza boxes are one of many items for sale around the city for the papal visit this weekend. While they’re certainly an interesting novelty item, these boxes are also helping to raise money for a local school.

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If you buy one of these pizza boxes (or, you know, the pizza that comes in the box from certain restaurants in the city), the proceeds from it will go to Southwark Elementary School.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: Pope merchandise for sale at 9th and Passyunk

South Philly sure is gearing up for the papal visit this weekend. With more crowded parking, high-priced rentals and more, this weekend should be an interesting one.

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If you’re looking to pick up some Pope Francis shirts to remember this weekend for all of the chaos it seems to be causing in the city, now’s your chance at 9th and Passyunk, across from Pat’s and Geno’s.

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Center City residents’ vehicles could be crowding South Philly’s residential permit parking for the papal visit

Turns out the parking concerns of South Philadelphians for the papal visit are very real.

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As the pope’s visit approaches, new details are being released on the parking situation in the city. Residents with permit parking in the zones of Center City that will be blocked off for the visit will be moving to other residential permit spots in the city, which could mean a lot more vehicles coming down to South Philly, especially near the subway stops.

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Surprise! The pope is coming, and South Philly is worried about parking

Parking can sometimes seem as if it’s the only issue on the minds of South Philly residents. It’s usually been a problem when discussing new development projectsbut now there’s a more holy reason for residents to complain.

Birds fan, Pope Francis (Image via Think Progress)

Birds fan, Pope Francis (Image via Think Progress)

For the upcoming papal visit, residents are preparing to “pray to the park gods” that the parking situation won’t be too disastrous.

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