(Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP). Pope Francis wears a traditional Mexican sombrero hat he received as a gift by a Mexican journalist aboard the plane during the flight from Rome to Habana, Cuba, on his way to a week-long trip to Mexico, Friday, F...
February 12, 2016
Havana (AP) - The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba (click here) with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):
Crowds of Mexicans are gathered on the streets of their capital to cheer Pope Francis as he drives to the Vatican ambassador's residence.
Waiting for the pontiff to drive by Friday night, 85-year-old Carlos Garcia said he and other Mexicans loved Pope John Paul II and saw him multiple times during his five visits to Mexico. He said they are now ready for this visit by the first Latin American to be pope. In his words, "Mexico really needs the pope's message."
Lawyer Victor Lopez waited with a large silver cross around his neck. He said: "The pope visits a wounded country that needs his words of encouragement."...