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Thursday, April 07, 2005

By The Numbers

  • 3,500 - Number of journalists expected to cover Pope's funeral.
  • 18,000 - Number of people per hour filing past Pope's body.
  • 1,000, 000 - As of Wednesday, total number of people to see Pope's body.
  • 91 - Number of Cardinals who met Tuesday (out of total of 183).
  • 4,000,000 - Expected total number of pilgrims in Rome this week.
  • 2,000,000 - Number of pilgrims expected to travel to Rome from Poland alone.
  • 3,000,000 - Population of the city of Rome.
  • 24 - Number of hours that visitors are now waiting in line.
  • 1 - Number of miles viewing line extended Wednesday.
  • 600 - Number of doctors and nurses on call to treat sick visitors.
  • 15 - Number of temporary clinics set up to treat sick visitors.
  • 43 - Average number of daily trains to/from Rome Trenitalia is adding.
  • 4,000 - Approximate number of buses (carrying the faithful) expected to arrive in Rome.
  • 200 - Number of heads of state, religious leaders expected at Pope's funeral.
  • 10,000 - Total number of military, security expected to be mobilized in Rome Friday.

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