On September 22, 2015, Pope Francis landed at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., kicking off a week of joyful meetings and prayerful occasions as he toured U.S. cities for the first time in his papacy.
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The Papal Visit by the Numbers
(excerpted from Love Is Our Mission: Pope Francis in America)
1,000,000 people at closing Mass in Philadelphia
80,000 tickets distributed to watch pope’s drive through New York’s Central Park
50,000 people on U.S. Capitol grounds to see the Holy Father
25,000 people at canonization Mass in Washington, D.C.
11,500 miles flown, door-to-door
8,000 pounds of potatoes bagged and delivered to D.C. soup kitchens by members of the Church of the Annuciation
71 inmates addressed by pope at Philadelphia’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
7 World Meeting of Family Congresses held before 2015
6 Fiat 500Ls, the pope’s humble ride
2 Popemobiles, the pope’s parade ride
Source Franciscan Media