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Brayden Schenn

Pope Francis' Philadelphia visit causes Flyers players to relocate

Pope Francis' visit has caused 15 Flyers to leave their Philadelphia residences and stay at a Voorhees, N.J., hotel this weekend.

No one is complaining.

"It's pretty special that he's coming," defenseman Luke Schenn, who attended Catholic school, said after Thursday's practice in Voorhees. "I watched a little bit 1/8on TV3/8 yesterday and it's pretty amazing. He's the biggest figure in the world right now, and coming to Philadelphia is pretty special."

The Flyers host the New York Islanders in a preseason game Friday that has been moved to 6 p.m. EDT because of the travel problems connected to the pope's visit Saturday. They will hold...