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Airport-style scans playing a role in unprecedented security for the pope's visit this month

  • FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, a horse-drawn carriage moves along the West Drive in New York's Central Park. Security will be tight along the route Pope Francis travels through the park as he makes his way to Madison square Garden to celebrate mass on Saturday, September 25. The pope’s visit to New York City later this month will likely raise security issues and costs to new heights in a city where protecting a dignitary is an art and a point of pride. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, a horse-drawn carriage moves along the West Drive in New York's Central Park. Security will be tight along the route Pope Francis travels through the park as he makes his way to Madison square Garden to celebrate mass on Saturday, September 25. The pope’s visit to New York City later this month will likely raise security issues and costs to new heights in a city where protecting a dignitary is an art and a point of pride. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, sign painters work on a portrait of Pope Francis on the side of a New York City office building as some surveillance cameras operated by the New York City Police Department can be seen on lamp posts at either side. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says local, state and federal law enforcement face an “unprecedented challenge,” ensuring the pontiff’s safety as he address over 160 heads of state at the United Nations, presides over a 9/11 memorial service, rides through Central Park and celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, sign painters work on a portrait of Pope Francis on the side of a New York City office building as some surveillance cameras operated by the New York City Police Department can be seen on lamp posts at either side. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says local, state and federal law enforcement face an “unprecedented challenge,” ensuring the pontiff’s safety as he address over 160 heads of state at the United Nations, presides over a 9/11 memorial service, rides through Central Park and celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

The pope's visit to New York City later this month will likely raise security issues and costs to new heights in a city where protecting a dignitary is an art and a point of pride.

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says local, state and federal law enforcement face an "unprecedented challenge," particularly on Sept. 25. That's when Francis will address over 160 heads of state at the United Nations, preside over a 9/11 memorial service, ride through Central Park and celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden.

Airport-style security will greet those hoping to get a glimpse of the pope in his stops in New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Residents can expect road closures and other inconveniences during the four-day visit.