Pope Francis landed in Mexico City International Airport (AICM). Guarded by strong security measures, his Holiness will now take the direction of the Apostolic Nunciature located in the south of the city, where he is estimated to arrive at 20:30.
Upon his arrival the Pope was received by over 5 thousand lights and songs within the hangar, while later he shook hands with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife Angélica Rivera de Peña, as well as being received by children bearing gifts for him.
In a spontaneous act, the Pope broke established protocol and went near to the faithful waiting for him by the hangar to give them his blessing. Various artists then sung in his honor the son “Mexico paint itself with light”, who took the time to listen and salute the mariachi.