There truly is nothing sacred: Officials are warning that ticket scammers are trying to sell access to Pope Francis' various appearances this fall in New York, Philly and and Washington.

Legit tickets are only available via the church and its various parishes.

“We are proud to welcome Pope Francis to New York, and I urge those interested in attending his events to obtain tickets only through the verified Catholic parishes,” New York Gov. Cuomo said.

“Anyone attempting to sell tickets is a scam artist and should be avoided at all costs.”

Francis will be in New York Sept. 24-25 and Philadelphia Sept. 26-27. In New York, he will preside at an evening service at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Mass at Madison Square Garden.

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter @nyc_oz.
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