Pope Francis visit: All the info you need about schedule, events, disruption in one place

ByMike Waterhouse WABC logo
Friday, September 25, 2015
Pope Francis give the thumbs-up from the popemobile during a parade around the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster-AP

NEW YORK (WABC) -- There's a lot of information out there about Pope Francis' visit to the United States. To keep you from having to click around, we've compiled links to the most relevant and important details all in one place.


These pope-related stories are trending right now on abc7NY:

- What to expect Friday for Pope Francis' visit to New York City

- Where will the pope be during his NYC visit? We have his full schedule

- List of New York City street closures for the visit of Pope Francis

- LIVE UPDATES: Pope Francis in the United States

Eyewitness News will have live streaming coverage as pope events happen. We'll have links our site and our app but most of it will be on this page. Download our app (search for 'abc7NY' in your device's app store) to get alerts at the start of each event.


Security-wise, there's going to be a significant police presence in New York City, with parts of the city closed off for periods of time. Here is the information you need to know about how your life will likely be disrupted, even if you're not attending a pope event:

- Pope's visit expected to make commuting a nightmare

- MAP: Nearly half of Central Park will be closed Friday for Pope Francis' visit

- MTA bus route changes during Pope Francis' visit to NYC

- What you need to know if you use NJ Transit during the pope's visit

- Security update: Manholes, lampposts sealed up ahead of pope's New York City visit

- Waiting for a UPS package? Expect services impacts during pope's visit

- Selfie sticks, alcohol, umbrellas among 20 items banned at pope events

- Protecting the pope: How much is too much? Pope Francis says no to wall


Pope Francis will be making several stops while in New York City. Here's what you need to know about each event:

- Star-studded concert to precede Pope Francis' Mass at MSG

- Pope Francis to greet thousands during procession through Central Park

- St. Patrick's Cathedral making final preparations for papal visit

- Cardinal, NY officials condemn scalping of tickets to see Pope Francis


- What will your cellphone service be like at pope events in NYC?

- App celebrates pope's U.S. visit with emojis and GIFs


Interested to know more about previous papal visits to the U.S.? We have the details here:

- Photos: Past papal visits to New York City

- Photos: Pope John Paul II visits Philadelphia in 1979


Who is going to get to meet Pope Francis when he's in NYC? We have the rundown here:

- 5 Catholic School students gear up to meet Pope Francis at JFK Airport

- Ticket to visit the pope is won by Bronx resident

- East Harlem students prepare to meet the pope

- NJ families sleep at Philadelphia Zoo in hopes of seeing Pope Francis


Even with all of the talk and media coverage of the pope's visit, there's so much to know about Pope Francis. We have details here:

- Getting to know Pope Francis' likes and dislikes

- Recent decision: Pope Francis speeds up, simplifies process for marriage annulments


- 6 quirky pope-themed food and drinks in NY, NJ and DC

- Everything is awesome about this Lego replica of the Vatican

- 15 pope-themed products that will make life heavenly

For our complete list of stories, visit abc7ny.com/pope for all of our coverage.