The Holy See’s website received almost 1.5 million visits during the Papal funeral, with a maximum load of 54,000 simultaneous connections occupying a bandwidth of 9 gigabytes per second.
Regarding the Funeral:
157 cardinals concelebrated
700 archbishops and bishops were present
3,000 priests participated, of which 300 distributed Holy Communion
159 foreign delegations were in attendance
59 heads of state
17 prime ministers
8 vice presidents
8 vice prime ministers
12 foreign ministers
14 cabinet ministers
10 presidents, general directors, secretary generals or presidents of international organizations
23 delegations of Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches
8 Churches or ecclesial communities
3 international Christian organizations
Data from the Italian Department of Civil Protection:
More than 3 million pilgrims came together in Rome.
21,000 people per hour entered St. Peter’s Basilica.
350 persons per minute.
The average wait was 13 hours.
The maximum wait was 24 hours.
The line was 5 kilometers long.
500,000 filled St. Peter’s Square and the Via della Conciliazione on the day of the funeral.
600,000 watched on large screen TVs in other areas of Rome.
8,000 volunteers: 1,300 in Tor Vergata; 1,500 in St. Peter’s; 450 at train stations and other places where large TV screens were set up; 2,000 boy scouts; 11,900 police officers and security officials—530 on the border and 8,963 in Rome;
2,700 neighborhood watchmen
7,000 train station workers
4 disaster managers
3,500 sanitary workers
1,500 bus drivers
1000 additional train routes, in addition to the normal ones
8,000 train riders to and from Rome
6 trains from and to Poland with 5,000 Poles on board
800,000 people total transported via train
5,200 pull men
1,800 buses in Rome
29 giant TV screens
3 million bottles of water distributed free of charge
4,000 health interventions
21 medical care outposts
100 ambulances not counting those already in Rome