March 22, 2012
A Pope, a Poet, and a Drug War
Stephen Andes, Religion Dispatches
Acclaimed Mexican poet and essayist Javier Sicilia traveled to Rome this past Saturday on a sacred mission. Accompanied by several fellow peace activists, Sicilia carried with him a very personal letter, addressed to Pope Benedict on the occasion of the pontiff’s upcoming apostolic visit to Mexico (March 23-26).
Hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful are expected to descend on the Mexican heartland city of León, Guanajuato in coming days, where Benedict will hold several large public masses, meet with Mexican bishops, and discuss religious policy issues with President Felipe Calderón. The event marks the first papal visit to Mexico since 2002, led by then-Pope John Paul II. By all accounts, this might be the only voyage that 84-year-old...
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