Pope Fancis’ visit to Michoacán
The first Latin American Pope is the Argentinian Jesuit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Bishop of Buenos Aires, born in 1936. He is a major figure on the whole continent, but a simple priest, very caring in his community, which he has visited far and wide even using public transportation during his fifteen years of work there.
His spirituality,simplicity,warmth and wisdom opened the way up to March 13th, 2013, after the conclave was celebrated at the Vatican he was invested as the maximum authority the Catholic Church has: The Pope, the Bishop of Rome and through which he is considered the visible head of the Catholic Church, head of the Episcopal College, also the sovereign of the State of Vatican City.
Without a doubt, the visit of Pope Francis to Mexico, and particularly to Michoacan on February 16th, 2016, holds a great amount of meaning and interest, not only due to the influence of his character over political and Ecclesiastical authorities but over the population itself, that is already totally involved in the planning and logistics of their own travels within and out of the state in order to go and see the Pope in Morelia.
This has generated thousands of concerns over security and transit matters due precisely to the magnitude of his character, the security required for his conveyance and of course the accessibility to Morelia and the circulation inside the city. Since the entrances and exits will be closed and restricted, there will also be specific routes that will limit circulation on streets where the Pope and his retinue will pass.
So, if you are one of those that wishes to witness his visit at any of the sites, where he will pass by, here are a few recommendations to consider.
- Keep informed by every possible media about the logistics of the Pope’s visit.
- Anticipate: plan your trip. Calculate time and distances from where your coming from to where you will be staying and remember the importance of arriving early to avoid agglomerations.
- Reservations: In many reports it is being informed that Morelia Is at 100% of its capacity and has taken to abuse and confusion. The best way to find out about the reality is calling directly to the hotels and looking for options according to your pocket. There may be some people trying to take advantage of others but not all people are like that. If Morelia is already packed, remember that there are other towns nearby with available lodging. So check a map. There will be transportation from some places to and back from Morelia.
- Enjoy: If you plan in advance, you will have a pleasant and easy trip.
At this website published by Morelia’s doicesis you will be able to find proper and actual info about this event. It is only in spanish.
Or through the state’s goverment.
At Pátzcuaro region there are still plenty of availanle rooms so you can plan your trip in advance. At he following site you can find a hotel & cities directory with the security that you will find fair prices and nice places: http://www.patzcuaro.org/
Have a nice trip!