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Manila police are being asked to wear adult diapers during the Pope's visit

There just aren't enough portable toilets to support the bathroom needs of the millions who will attend Pope Francis' open-air mass during his visit to the Philippines next week. And so it has come to this.

Traffic cops will reportedly do a trial run on Friday and wear adult diapers during a 24-hour religious procession. Officials claim the diaper idea was actually "well received" by police. The personal sanitation recommendation has also been extended to priests, nuns, seminarians, and the elderly.

The Pope will spend four days in the heavily Catholic country starting January 15 and his final mass in Manila is expected to draw 6 million people.