“Missionary of Mercy and Peace”
Pope Francis will begin his Apostolic Journey this Friday in Mexico. Considered the holiest site in Mexico, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is visited by millions of people each year. Starting off his visit here, the pope will say mass at this sacred spot that is just steps away from the place where Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego and brought him comfort with her words and healing ways.
As a missionary of mercy and peace, following in the path of Our Lady, this restorative theme will guide him on his journey where he will bring the message of God’s mercy to those most in need and visit places in desperate need of peace. The pope will stop at the fence that separates Mexico from the United States during his time in Ciudad Juárez in a symbolic gesture of closeness to immigrants.
The pope will be based in Mexico City for the duration of his visit. Each day he will travel from Mexico City to different cities and towns: Ecatepec, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Morelia and Ciudad Juárez.
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