Mexican politicians eager to show themselves meeting Pope Francis

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Shortly after arriving in Mexico City Feb. 12, President Enrique Pena Nieto introduced Pope Francis to most of his Cabinet and senior staff. The next morning, he introduced the pope again to his team at the National Palace in central Mexico City, where presidents and leaders have projected power to the…

In crime-plagued periphery, pope preaches conversion

ECATEPEC, Mexico (CNS) — Pope Francis began his travels to Mexico’s “peripheries” by visiting an overcrowded, sprawling settlement known internationally as a hunting ground for girls to force into prostitution and for boys to enlist in the drug trade. Ecatepec, on the northern edge of Mexico City, also has tidy gated communities and a new…

Mexican Nuncio looks ahead to Pope Francis’ visit

Vatican Radio – Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to Mexico, said Pope Francis desires to ‘share the life of the Mexican people’ and to be close to the Virgin of Guadalupe during his upcoming Apostolic Journey to Mexico (12-17 February). In an interview with Noticias MVS, Archbishop Pierre spoke about the reasons for the Holy…