NY police can't carry their duty firearm while off duty if they are to be within a certain distance of the pope. You know the guys in suits with briefcases earlier this week that go everywhere the pope goes is a briefcase machine gun.
I'm nor catholic and don't give a shit either way. But there are lots of catholics here in south LA and they really seem to be meh about it. They were really pumped when the pope came to New Orleans. I read that the turnout for PA is being downplayed because hotels have lots of openings left.