GREED

Scalpers Cashing In on Pope Visit

Some of those lucky enough to get free tickets for Pope Francis’s visit to New York and Philadelphia are turning around and scalping their passes, hawking them for $100 or more. The tickets were distributed through online giveaways and local parishes. One listing on CraigsList was posted right under an Ariana Grande concert ticket offer. Catholic Church leaders have denounced the sale and forced eBay to remove posts. “It’s disgusting that anyone would take a free ticket for someone to see His Holiness and decide to re-sell it,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.