NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Pope Francis comes to New York City in September. Police and transit workers in New York City and New Jersey are bracing for two million extra visitors. And that is just a guess based on how many people went to see the Holy Father when he said mass in Rio and Manila. New Jersey Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim says they will be adding extra trains and buses.
The pope will be in New York City the weekend of September 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly, which coincides with this visit.
80 world leaders will be here when the pope is here. If that isn't enough of a crowd, both the Jets and the Giants have home games at Met Life Stadium during his visit.
The visit by the leader of the Catholic Church is also a security concern for the NYPD. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the department is ready for the challenge.