As Francis arrives in DC, fans of all stripes welcome, watch and wait

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Left to right, Teresa Guzman of Alexandria, Deborah Cornejo, Gabrial Cornejo, both of Herndon, Va., hold a sign welcoming Pope Francis outside the Vatican embassy in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22, 2015. Religion News Service photo by Adelle M. Banks

Left to right, Teresa Guzman of Alexandria, Deborah Cornejo, Gabrial Cornejo, both of Herndon, Va., hold a sign welcoming Pope Francis outside the Vatican embassy in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22, 2015. Religion News Service photo by Adelle M. Banks

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Before Pope Francis even landed, fans gathered at watch parties awaiting his arrival or declaring their support of some of his favorite issues.