LEÓN, Mexico — The city of León is buzzing with activity as Pope Benedict XVI flies to Mexico today. Workers yesterday were putting the finishing touches on the city’s monuments and planting flowers along the road that the Pope will travel in his popemobile. León is bracing for an influx of more than 300,000 pilgrims.
Security forces are also ready for the Pope’s arrival. When the Holy Father touches down in the Guanajuato airport in León at 4:30pm local time, he will be greeted by a total of 3,500 faithful, civil and religious dignitaries. During his visit, more than 13,000 federal, state and local police officers and soldiers will be standing guard.
The army will be present at all of...READ MORE