What I dislike is the disruption to traffic and all caused by such VIP visitations.
I wound up walking crosstown both ways on Friday because his synagogue visit screwed up the M66 bus. At least it was a nice day. I guess it saved me a couple of bucks too.
What I don't get is all those people who don't follow his orders on birth control, don't follow his orders on the death penalty, disagree with him on who knows how many other issues ... but then go ga-ga when he comes to town. Not that people can't do what they want--but I don't get it.
I also don't see why it's such a news event. I remember the last time the Pope visited; he made his speeches, talked about various issues, was lauded by the media ... and nothing changed. I'd like to see countries address world problems too, but I don't them changing their ways because the Pope spoke at the UN.
(Hey, the spell checker recognizes "harrumph"!)