The Pope in Philly A look at JFK Blvd. before the Papal pilgrims arrive. Scenes from an empty Philly, before Pope Francis and the pilgrims arrive By Anna Orso By Anna Orso September 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm follow story share The city of Philadelphia is patiently awaiting the Pontiff. But for now, some of the streets are nearly empty and Center City is largely occupied by law enforcement. These are scenes from a largely empty city. [View the story “Scenes from an empty Philly, before the Papal pilgrims arrive” on Storify] × facebook twitter linkedin email × Follow this story For updates, please enter your email address and we'll send you important developments as they happen. What is the current year? Leave this field blank. Follow × Thank you! Please check your email to confirm your subscription to “The Pope in Philly” You'll get emails from Billy Penn as this story develops. You can unsubscribe in every email.