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The Pope's Excellent American Vacation comes to Philly. And then Francis met Marky Mark

The major story this week was the Papal visit.. covered here a bit too..

There remains a few last minute articles to contemplate regarding the Pope before he goes back to Rome..

Among them:
Did Philadelphia go *way* overboard with security? I know few things not mentioned in the USA TODAY article.. I would argue, based off of what I know, it was beyond overboard and almost paranoid.. Maybe they were listening to the prophecies about end times, or even the Mormons fretting about the Sunday blood moon. The pope has also showcased his energy during his excellent American adventure, but he is now weary and walking with a limp--and caught on camera stumbling up the steps..

 I think people so often forget his age..

But there was one last Papal moment, at this point, that I need desreves some notes..

It's this: Actor Mark Wahlberg hosted an event attended by Pope Francis in Philly.. He also made a joke about the raunchy movie 'TED' in front of Francis..

  After Bobby Hill, 14, of the Keystone State Boychoir performed an opera solo, he told Wahlberg that he liked his performance in the movie about an angry talking teddy bear. "He whispered in my ear that he liked the movie 'Ted,'" Wahlberg said. "I told him that was not appropriate for his age. Holy Father, please forgive me."

He also said "go Eagles"... tacky tacky tacky..

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