· Accompanied by his wife Angelica Rivera de Peña and members of the
Cabinet, the president led the ceremony held at Ciudad Juárez Airport.
President Enrique Peña Nieto and his
wife Angélica Rivera de Peña said goodbye to Pope Francis at the end of his
visit to our country, during which he led various events in the capital, the State
of Mexico, Chiapas, Michoacán and this border state.
In an emotional ceremony at Abraham
González International Airport in Ciudad Juárez, the Mexican president and his
wife bid farewell to the Pope at the foot of the airstairs of the plane taking
him back to Rome.
During the ceremony, the Mexican national
anthem and the Vatican City national anthem were sung before a large group of
families who came to bid farewell to the Bishop of Rome.
Members of the Papal Entourage said goodbye
to the president and his wife. The president’s staff also bid farewell to the Pope.
Earlier, President Peña Nieto and his
wife met privately for several minutes with the Bishop of Rome and thanked him
for his visit to our country on behalf of the Mexican people.