MEXICO CITY: Mexico greeted Pope Francis with mariachi music and thousands of Catholic faithful lining the streets after the pontiff held historic talks with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba.
President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday welcomed Francis at the airport while a mariachi band played before he climbed the popemobile to wave at crowds along the capital of the world’s second largest Catholic country.
“Francis, brother of the Mexican people!” people chanted as thousands braved the evening cold, holding up telephones to light his way.
But before beginning a five-day trip that will take him across Mexico’s violence-torn regions, …read more
Source: The Manila Times