15 Things to Know About the Pope's U.S. Visit
The Pope is coming to the United States on Sept. 22. Here's a look at how people will be celebrating the papal visit.
6: The number of days Pope Francis will be in the U.S. He will make two-day stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. To learn what the pope will be doing each day, see this schedule.
$418 Million: The economic benefit the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau claims the city could reap from the pope's stay and from the World Meeting of Families, which is sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family and is the world's largest Catholic gathering of families.
$45 Million: The amount The World Meeting of Families has set as its fundraising goal in order to cover the cost of the pope's trip.
$12 Million: The total costs Philadelphia estimates it will incur due to the papal visit. The World Meeting of Families has signed a contract to reimburse the city for those costs by Nov. 30. Some expenses include: $4.9 million for the police for traffic and crowd control, security and emergency response; $3.9 million for the fire department and emergency medical services, nearly $850,000 for the city's streets department, and almost $890,000 for the city's office of emergency management.
$4.5 Million: The amount the federal government allocates annually for national special security events, which the Department of Homeland Security has designated Pope Francis's visit as.
$1,490: Cost of each of the Thos. Moser cherry wood chairs the Pope and four cardinals will sit on when the Pope speaks at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday. Moser is donating the chairs.
52: The number of Pope Francis-themed stickers offered on the Popemoji keyboard app, which was released earlier this month to commemorate the pope's first U.S. visit. The app also includes 14 animated GIFs.
2 Million: The number of people expected to arrive in Philadelphia to see Pope Francis on the final leg of his U.S. tour.
$25: The cost of an official Pope Francis bobblehead. For more crazy papal memorabilia, including a pope toaster, read: All the Crazy Ways People Are Cashing in on the Pope’s Visit to America.
53%: The percentage of Catholics who strongly approve of the direction in which Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church, according to a poll conducted by the New York Times released Sunday.
500,000: The number of Lego bricks Catholic priest Bob Simon used to build a replica of the Vatican in honor of the pope’s visit to Philadelphia. The 45-kilogram model will be displayed at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia as part of their Vatican Splendors exhibit.
80,000: The number of people expected to be in New York City's Central Park on Friday for the pope's procession.
265: Number of men who have held the title of Pope before Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or Pope Francis.
3: Number of previous popes who have visited the U.S. Pope Francis will bring this figure up to four when he lands in Washington, D.C. Sept. 22. The first to visit the U.S. was Pope Paul VI in 1965.
1969: The year Bergoglio was ordained. The Argentine became pope in March 2013 and says he chose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.