Information hotline available

THE NEWS The coordinator of press and information for Pope Francis’ visit, Georgina Cid Díaz, announced that a toll-free telephone number is available to call for information about the pope’s activities during his visit to Mexico. She said that the number for the pope hotline is 55-2122-9787 and is available to all who wish to [...]

Cathedral 50% ready as work continues for the Pope’s visit

Vianey Pichardo Remodelling work on Mexico City's Cathedral to receive Pope Francis is still underway, approximately at 50%, and is expected to conclude at the latest on February the 10th, informed Minister of Culture Rafael Tovar y Teresa. Maintenance within the Cathedral will have an approximate cost of 250 thousand pesos, indicated Raúl Delgado, general [...]
Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held aboard the flight on the way back to Italy, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Pope Francis traveled to Africa for a six-day visit that took him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis urges fight against corruption

REUTERS MEXICO CITY – Mexicans should battle against corruption and grisly drug gang violence, Pope Francis urged on Wednesday, just days before he is set to make his first tour of some of Mexico’s most violence-scarred regions as pontiff. Blighted by endemic corruption and cartel violence that have killed well over 100,000 people in the [...]

“I’m going to Mexico to experience the richness of its faith”

NOTIMEX I’m going to Mexico to “experience the richness of its faith”, to seek the country “as a pilgrim would”, answers Pope Francis when asked why he is making this much awaited visit. For his Holiness, the tour starts off next Friday and includes Mexico City and nearby parts of the State of Mexico, as […]

Pope Francis desires dialogue with China, despite the one-child policy. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope reaches out to China

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has expressed his great admiration for China and declined to criticize its long-time one-child policy in a bid to heal decades of estrangement between Beijing and the Holy See and open a new era of dialogue. Francis expressed both respect for and awe of China, its culture [...]

Asking the Pope a miracle: the end to disappearances in Coahuila

TERESA QUIROZ @teresaqh With the hope that the Pope can stem the disappearances and exhort the authorities to find missing persons, the group United Forces for our Disappeared in Coahuila (Fuundec) will seek and audience with his Holiness in his visit to Mexico – said Blanca Martínez, a member of the collective. She explained that until […]