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another mexican pope

March 26, 2012

The National Catholic Register has the story on how Pope Benedict XIV became a Mexican Pope:

“I have made many trips, and I have never been received with so much enthusiasm,” he said, speaking in Italian, while Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to Mexico, translated his words into Spanish.

“Now I can say that Mexico will always be in my heart,” said the Pope, wearing a sombrero charro (cowboy hat) and lifting his arms in greeting to the cheering crowd.

“For many years I have prayed for Mexico, but now I will do so much more,” he said.

“I can see why John Paul II said, ‘Now I feel like a Mexican Pope!’” he said, while the tightly packed crowd burst into cheers.

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  1. March 28, 2012 8:48 am

    It’s a funny thing, the way much media reported the visit (not the Register though) the Pope didn’t ‘deign’ to visit the Mexican people (as the spin went), they didn’t need some spiritual ‘shot-in-the-arm’; the Pope visited a people who are part of the reason the world is still a beautiful and Holy place, he visited the way loved ones visit each other, with a full, mutual embrace and deep and profound love for one another; A Mexican Pope? Absolutely.

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