March 25, 2012. (Romereports.com) The Pope was welcomed by roughly 500,000 people as he made his way through Leon's Bicentennial Park to celebrate Mass. As he greeted the crowd , the Pope bore a traditional Mexican hat, known as 'sombrero.'
This will be the first Mass the Pope celebrates in Mexico. The monument of “Christ the King,” which honors, Mexican martyrs who fought for religious freedom in the 1920's will be in the background.