How the Secret Service Is Protecting the Pope

Police and federal agents, spanning more than 30 agencies, are on 24/7 alert for the pontiff's visit.
1:48 | 09/24/15

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We're going to take a live look at St. Patrick's cathedral right here in New York City. Ready for the parade route and what so many people are talking about when that 5-year-old girl broke through the barriers, was blessed by the pope and delivered that letter, George. Boy, she may be the most famous 5-year-old in the world right now, robin. We'll have full team coverage of everything happening today from the time the pope comes to the capitol all the way to his appearance at St. Patrick's cathedral tonight. ABC's terry Moran who has been traveling with the pope starts us off right now. Terry. Reporter: Gay it was covering the pope around D.C., something was happening, you could the faces of the people in his first trip to the United States, it seems he's really forging a special relationship with the American people as his spokesman told us last night, the is happy. Sheer joy in the streets of Washington. The pontiff. Attractive potential target he is for terrorists or others who want to do us harm. Reporter: The secret service overseeing layers of security much of it not seen. Tactical teams and snipers on standby. Undercover officers milling through the crowds. Additional surveillance cameras deployed throughout the city as the pope makes his way to congress and later this afternoon pope Francis depart force New York where the security challenges get even more complicated with the U.N. General assembly convening and a mass at Madison square garden. The preparations have been extraordinary. We're ready to keep everyone who comes here safe and ready to keep the pope safe. Reporter: For now agents in this secret location are hunting for any hint of a credible threat. So far, none, but we have ways to go, George. Well, thank goodness it's okay so far. Pierre, thanks very much.

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