March 23, 2012. (Romereports.com)
During the flight to Mexico, Benedict XVI held a brief press conference with reporters who're traveling with him on the Papal plane.
He talked about the fond memories he has of John Paul II's travels to Mexico and Cuba. He also said that he wants to follow his predecessors footsteps in these two visits.
When asked about the situation in Cuba, Benedict XVI said the Church has always sided with freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.
Given the problems of drug related violence affecting Mexico, the Pope said it's the Church's responsibility to educate people and unmask the dangers that come from idolizing money and power. He said, doing so only leads to false promises, lies and deceit.