These tailgating nuns waiting for the pope are #squadgoals

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As September 23 marked the first official day of fall, it's officially prime tailgating time. While the more conventional mode of tailgating takes place at college or NFL football stadium parking lots, a few spirited nuns decided to take the tradition to the basilica near the White House in anticipation of the pope's arrival.

Earlier on Wednesday, one particular group of nuns shined amongst the several sisters who visited the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for a special mass by Pope Francis.



While huge crowds flocked to the streets to cheer the pope on as he drove through D.C. for a special parade that afternoon, others staked their claims at the basilica to ensure quality seats for the event. As the nuns had to be kept back with fencing before the event, they decided to wait it out with a casual tailgate.

#waitingforfrancis #papalvisit #popefrancis

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When the pope finally arrived, the nuns sported their spirited game day faces. We hope they had a great time cheering on their favorite pope!



Watch this video to see the crowds at the basilica to see the pope:

Thousands Attend Mass at Basilica to See Pope


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