The Pope Is Coming To America, And It's Really Expensive
Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. will be expensive. He will likely help local economies, but security costs and shipping delays are also anticipated.By Katie Link | September 22, 2015
A visit by a major religious leader means major costs for the host cities and for the businesses that operate in them.
Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. begins in Washington, D.C., moves to New York City and wraps up in Philadelphia.
His East Coast tour is expected to bring in major cash for local economies. Philadelphia officials predict it could be as much as $418 million for that region. But there will be a lot of costs, too.