Anyone who comes from Latin American descent knows how sacred a figure the Pope is. And in 2012 spring Cuban and Mexican Catholics will have the chance to see His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
Holy Press Director Father Federico Lombardi has stated that Benedict XVI was invited to visit both countries. His Holiness traveled to Brazil back in 2007, but since then has limited his visits to countries in Europe.
“In recent days”, Lombardi stated. “The nuncios in Mexico and Cuba have been instructed to inform the highest civil and religious authorities that the Pope is examining concrete plans to visit those States, in response to invitations he has received”.
We can only imagine the type of excitement that will build if the Pope does carry through with his plans. And it may be a wise PR move too, at least in Mexico’s case. The Central American country is reportedly on its way to becoming the world’s largest Catholic nation.
By Michael Lopez