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Pope Francis' US visit could delay delivery of new iPhones

When Pope Francis is in town, it means that even the new iPhone you ordered may take a little longer to arrive thanks to massive crowds.
/ Source: TODAY

Pope Francis' first visit to America could lead to some unholy delays for anyone who pre-ordered a new iPhone 6s.

The historic and highly-anticipated six-day, three-city US tour by the pope this week has prompted UPS to announce that it won't be making pick-ups and deliveries in certain areas during his visit.

Fed Ex also said to expect local delays during the Pope's visit to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia — where, speaking of screens, 40 Jumbotrons will be erected for a Papal Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.

The iPhone 6s hits shelves on Friday, and anyone who pre-ordered the gadget could have expected it to arrive then. At least one lucky customer took to Twitter Monday to say she'd received her rose gold model a few days early.

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The trip marks the 78-year-old pontiff's first trip to America.

Pope Francis is expected to arrive in D.C. at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, where he will stay in the Vatican embassy across the street from Vice President Joe Biden's residence.

Here is a quick look at Pope Francis's visit by the numbers:

60: The number of law enforcement agencies teaming up for security during his visit.

40: The number of Jumbotrons that will be erected during a celebration of Mass by Pope Francis in Philadelphia so that everyone can get a view of him.

4 1/2: The number of square miles in Philadelphia that will be blocked off for his appearance. More than a million people are expected to go to the city to see him.

100,000: The number of communion wafers that a group of nuns have been working tirelessly over the past two months to produce for the Mass.

18: The number of times Pope Francis is expected to speak during his trip, with the majority of the speeches in Spanish. Four of them are expected to be in English, including an address to Congress.

30: The number of members in Pope Francis's entourage, including the Vatican police chief, two Swiss guards and a translator.

70 million: The number of Catholics in the United States.

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