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Pope Francis in Mexico: Saturday highlights

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile in Zocalo Square in Mexico City - REUTERS

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile in Zocalo Square in Mexico City - REUTERS

13/02/2016 20:29

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ first full day in Mexico began on Saturday morning when he went to Mexico City’s National Palace for a formal welcome ceremony and to pay a courtesy visit to the President of the Republic.

During his private encounter with President Enrique Pena Nieto gifts were exchanged, the two men conversed and the Pope was introduced to top representatives of the Mexican Government.

Pope Francis then went on to meet with members of the diplomatic corps and of civil society before travelling to the Cathedral of the Assumption where he met with bishops.

Vatican Radio’s Veronica Scarisbrick reporting live from Mexico City speaks about the highlights of the day and sheds extra light on events, people and places… 

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13/02/2016 20:29