Pope Francisco visits Mexico

The fervor of Mexicans felt during the visit of Pope Francis.  Thousands of people waited long hours to see him. The Pope is taken his message of mercy to the sick and needy, as well as a strong message against the injustices they suffer in Mexico. Pope Francis visit Mexico for a five-day trip February 12- 17.

Pope Francis wears a traditional Mexican sombrero hat he received as a gift by a Mexican journalist aboard the plane during the flight from Rome to Habana, Cuba, on his way to a week-long trip to Mexico, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is scheduled to stop in Cuba for an historical meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill that the Vatican sees as a historic step in the path toward healing the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity. At right is Vatican spokesperson Rev. Federico Lombardi. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis wears a traditional Mexican sombrero hat he received as a gift by a Mexican journalist aboard the plane during the flight from Rome to Habana, Cuba, on his way to a week-long trip to Mexico, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is scheduled to stop in Cuba for an historical meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill that the Vatican sees as a historic step in the path toward healing the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity. At right is Vatican spokesperson Rev. Federico Lombardi. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)



Francis spend his nights in the ambassador’s residence in Mexico City, and made a series of trips to outlying states stricken by violence and poverty.

Its program consisted of a broad agenda of official and religious activities taking place in Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Chiapas, Michoacan and Chihuahua.

Pope Francis took to the Virgen de Guadalupe "the sufferings and joys of the peoples of the Americas."

The Government of Mexico and the Mexican Episcopal Conference circulated the agenda of Pope Francis during his visit to the country.  A private meeting between the Pope and President Enrique Peña Nieto, at the National Palace, a parallel meeting between the Mexican delegation and the papal entourage, and greetings to the heads of the branches of government, government authorities and the body diplomat accredited in Mexico.

The visit included,

Friday 12. Pope arrived in Mexico City from Rome.

Saturday 13. Welcome ceremony at the National Palace, meeting with authorities, civil society, diplomatic corps and bishops; along with a Mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe.

Sunday 14.  Mass in Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico, then Mexico City, visit the children's hospital Federico Gomez and met with representatives of the cultural sector at the National Auditorium.

Hola! 504 POPE 4Monday 15. Program of activities in Chiapas, which included a Mass with indigenous communities in San Cristobal de las Casas, and a dialogue with families in Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Tuesday 16. Visited Morelia, Michoacan, where he celebrated Mass in the company of priests, religious, consecrated and seminarians, as well as a meeting with young people.

Wednesday 17. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, where he visited inmates, met with labor representatives and celebrated Mass.

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