The United States Prepares for the Pope's Visit

Down to the finishing touches in D.C., Philly and New York as security is beefed up and the last-minute finishing details are completed.
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Dicky:. And in the meantime, security is ramped up in the U.S. Across the capital tonight, the area closed. Cecilia Vega now with the route the pope will take. Reporter: It is down to the finishing touches. A sea of chairs out. The welcome banner up. Just that the holy father is coming to our country is really exciting. Reporter: First stop -- Washington. A visit to the white house and a first ever papal address to congress. In New York, a procession through central park, mass at Madison square garden for 20,000. In Philadelphia, pope Francis will stand at the same lectern Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the gettysburg address. One of the largest security operations in U.S. History. Thousands of cameras and officers on patrol. The pope cruising around in his open-air pope mobile. Saint Patrick's cathedral now glistens. 9,000 organ pipes cleaned, the communion wafers ready, the programs all printed. The goal, nothing short of immaculate. Here at the largest catholic church in the country, it is a mad dash to finish on time, but even with all of this planning you never know what you're going to get with pope Francis, David. After all he is the pope of surprises. As we know well. Cecilia, thank you.

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