March 22, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The Pope will soon arrive to Mexico. Even though the visit will be short, it will be full of highlights. As a preview, here's a list of five key points.
John Paul II visited Mexico five times, but this will be the first visit for Benedict XVI. Once he arrives to the airport of Guanajuanto, in the city of Leon, he will be received with military honors and of course with upbeat Mariachi music in the background. Javier Alatorre
“Guanajuato is a beautiful area , and for the visit, there are other events that will be going on there. So, in addition to listening to the message of the Holy Father, it will also be an opportunity for celebration. And when it comes to a celebration, you don't have to tell Mexicans twice. In this case, the celebration will go along with a great affection for Benedict XVI.”
Upon arrival, the Pope will also greet several of Mexico's ambassadors to the Holy See. From the one who's currently serving now, to others who served in recent years.
During his visit, the Pope will be given keys to the cities of Guanajuato and also Siloé and Leon.
Then the Pope will fly by helicopter to Mexico's Cubilete Hill. From up above, he's planning on blessing the monument, which is quite symbolic for the country's religious history.
Of course, Mexicans know the Pope loves music, so there's also a bit of a surprise. Javier Alatorre
“Hundreds of children who are part of an orchestra, are preparing a surprise for the Pope with a song titled “hope”. They're kids who never had access to musical instruments, but even so, they've developed an extraordinary talent. They are mostly underprivileged children who've found in music a means of expression. It will be a very interesting concert and gift for Benedict XVI.”
Five key moments that will make Benedict XVI's trip to Mexico and unforgettable one.