De Blasio affirms his administration’s stance that the city is diligently working with federal agencies to keep NYC and Pope Francis safe for today’s arrival.
With just hours to go, until Pope Francis arrives in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that the city is prepared for the three-day visit.
Pope Francis’ first visit to the city coincides with dignitaries from around the world coming into for the United Nations General Assembly — including President Barack Obama.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told APB News there were “no specifically identified threats directed against any of these events” as of late last week.
De Blasio said he was excited to see Pope Francis’ potential influence on the national discourse, given his positions on income inequality.
“I think it’s going to be one of those moments that we look back on and say this is a moment where American society and politics started to change,” the mayor said.