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Creative ticket scalpers


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Scalpers are getting creative in trying to sell tickets to see Pope Francis that had been free.

Organizers made 80,000 tickets available to the public for New York's Central Park procession and 30,000 for the pope's three outdoor events in Philadelphia. But scalpers began turning them for profit almost immediately.

One Craigslist ad is selling tickets to see the pope along with rosary beads for $175.

And $10 train passes have been marked up to $85.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio calls the ticket scalping, "inconsistent with everything that this pope stands for."

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