In the presidential
hangar, President Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife Angélica Rivera
de Peña, received His Holiness Pope Francis at the start of his visit to
At the reception
ceremony, Pope Francis and President Peña Nieto greeted the respective official
State and the Holy See have a close, respectful relationship and share values such
as social justice, peace and security.
reception, a group of four children, dressed in the typical costumes of the
states of Jalisco, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz, approached His Holiness with a
chest of Mexican soil, which he blessed.
band played music, and a ballet company performed traditional Mexican dances. Mexican artists sang the song “Light”.
Presidential Hangar, His Holiness also greeted the Papal Entourage, the
Permanent Council and the Presidential Council of the Mexican Episcopate.
the president and his wife held a private meeting with Pope Francis.