Mexico has 6 millions pilgrims in Mexico City and 2 students dead after a confrontation in Guerrero at same time
Mexico is in eventual time now. Earthquake, public security problem, rural teaching students and teachers union demonstration and the Guadalupe feast are all happening in Mexico at the same time in these few days.
Mexican authorities said Tuesday that they captured Zetas Cartel leader with an arsenal of 169 weapons on Monday, and he may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines.
Two students are dead after a confrontation between police and rural teaching students in the southern state of Guerrero, in the south of Mexico, an incident that is reminding many here of the history of brutal crackdowns against leftist protesters. Mexico authorities promised to investigate this accident, but the students group and the national teachers union thought this is a “repression” that they will hold the demonstrations this week to protest against the murderer – police.
Despite these accidents and the public security problems, all Mexican people and the Catholic from all over the world gather together in Guadalupe to have a pilgrim journey. That was the Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This pilgrim feast will last a month.
Mexican authorities estimate the number of pilgrims at about 5.3 millions. They traveled between the 9th and the 12th of December to Mexico City to pray at the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, one of Latin America's most revered shrines, local media reports say.
A legend says that in December of 1531 Virgin Mary appeared four times to peasant Juan Diego, asking him to appeal to the bishop of Mexico about building a temple on Tepeyac hill.
The Basilica is believed to be the world’s most visited Catholic shrine, with about 14 million pilgrims arriving there each year.
In 1945, Pope Pius XII officially declared the Virgin of Guadalupe to be the Patroness of the Americas.
Mexico the holly land of ancient nation has been blessed by the Virgin. Existing and towering there like an eagle, maybe that’s why they can hold themselves after so many risks of natural and man-made calamities.
Ps. original version published on the website of Taiwan News by Theresa Huang