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#PopeInPhilly finally became the real thing. After months of discussion and weeks of preparation and worry, Pope Francis arrived in Philadelphia and put on a show. And that show began shortly after he arrived at the airport, when he displayed the kindness and mercy that have made him beloved as the ‘cool’ pope.

Mark Dent is a reporter/curator at BillyPenn. He previously worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he covered the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State football and the Penn State administration. His...