Secret Service director: No credible threats against Pope Francis

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Max Rossi*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-ENCYCLICAL, originally transmitted on June 17, 2015 or RNS-POPE-JOBS, originally transmitted on August 19, 2015.

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Max Rossi*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-ENCYCLICAL, originally transmitted on June 17, 2015 or RNS-POPE-JOBS, originally transmitted on August 19, 2015.

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WASHINGTON -- Director Joseph Clancy described the security effort as "unprecedented'' in scale, largely because of the enormous swath of the East Coast that must be secured.