It has been conformed that he will visit Philly and New York City in September….
Since September is the annual United Nations General Assembly time , one can expect him to speak at the UN….His first stop will the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia…..
Pope Francis is coming to NYC.
The pontiff announced Monday that he’ll be going to the U.S. in September 2015 to take part in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia while the Vatican’s United Nations representative said Pope Francis would also travel to New York, the Catholic News Agency reported.
“I wish to confirm, if God wills it, that in September of 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of Families,” Pope Francis said, ending months of speculation on a potential visit.
The UN turns 70 next year, a landmark opportunity for the pope to make a statement. Archbishop Bernardito Auza said Thursday, “if he comes to Philadelphia, he will come to New York.”
Pope Paul VI made an appearance at the UN in 1965, the first time any pontiff trekked to New York. Pope Benedict also traveled to NYC in 2008, the last of four papal visits to the Big Apple.
The security operation in New York City will Large and Complex…….
The annual UN meeting is big enough…With this the Secret Service, State Department, NYPD and Port Authority Police along with other law enforcement teams will have HUGE crowds along the route of the Pope, that will eclipse the President, and the over 70 annual visits by heads of state from around the planet, that will fly into the NYC Metro area…