Manila traffic wardens to wear diapers during Pope's visit

Manila traffic wardens to wear diapers during Pope's visit
Traffic enforcers of the Metro Manila Development Authority display adult diapers in Manila on January 8, 2015, that they were issued, to ensure they can stay at their posts when Pope Francis visits the Philippines between January 15-19. Philippine traffic enforcers and crowd control personnel are to wear adult diapers on the job during the visit of Pope Francis next week, when they will be spending long hours controlling crowds expected to run in the millions.

MANILA - Philippine traffic officers and crowd-control personnel are to wear adult diapers on the job during Pope Francis' visit next week, when they will spend long hours marshalling crowds expected to run into the millions, the authorities said yesterday.

The nappies will ensure that about a thousand personnel can stay at their posts without diverting to answer the call of nature during the papal tour, Metro Manila Development Authority official Emerson Carlos said.

The government expects millions of people from Asia's biggest Catholic population to turn up to see the much- admired Pope, especially for an early evening mass in Manila on Jan 18.

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