Pope Francis touches down on U.S. soil today, marking the beginning of his six day visit.
However, the pontiff’s visit also ushers in a slew of logistical problems for shipping companies, since the Pope’s travels will shut down major roads and thoroughfares.
Expect deliveries of Apple’s new 3D Touch-capable iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to be delayed in certain areas on Friday.
“The historic and highly-anticipated six-day, three-city US tour by the pope this week has prompted UPS to announce that it won’t be making pick-ups and deliveries in certain areas during his visit,” Scott Stump reports for TODAY. “Fed Ex also said to expect local delays during the Pope’s visit to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia — where, speaking of screens, 40 Jumbotrons will be erected for a Papal Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.”
“The trip marks the 78-year-old pontiff’s first trip to America,” Stump reports. “Pope Francis is expected to arrive in D.C. at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, where he will stay in the Vatican embassy.”
Here is a quick look at Pope Francis’s visit by the numbers:
• 60: The number of law enforcement agencies teaming up for security during his visit.
• 4 1/2: The number of square miles in Philadelphia that will be blocked off for his appearance. More than a million people are expected to go to the city to see him.
• 100,000: The number of communion wafers that a group of nuns have been working tirelessly over the past two months to produce for the Mass.
• 70 million: The number of Catholics in the United States.
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