Tickets for Papal Event at Independence Hall Sell out in Minutes

The 10,000 tickets that were released Tuesday for a Pope Francis event at the Independence Mall, sold out in two minutes. 

The pope will be giving a speech on immigration and religious freedom in front of Independence Hall on Sept. 26.

The tickets were released at noon on a first-come, first-served basis. People were limited to four tickets each. 

Thousands of other tickets are being given out to parishes with large immigrant communities in an effort to assure a diverse audience.

The pope also is scheduled to appear at two events on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway: the Sept. 26 closing festival of the World Meeting of Families and a Sept. 27 celebration of Mass.

The Associated Press contributed to this report