Pope in Mexico Gathered 10.5M People

Report from Mexico’s bishops says Ecatepec Mass drew biggest crowd

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During Pope Francis’ six days in Mexico, more than 10.5 million people took part in the Holy Father’s activities, the Mass in Ecatepec drawing the most numerous crowd, with 301,200 faithful attending, according to figures in a report facilitated by the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate (CEM).
CEM pointed out that 882,225 tickets were given out free among the 93 dioceses of the Aztec country. However, “as the hour approached for each Mass or meeting, it was decided to give access to several persons without tickets, guaranteeing the safety of all those assisting.”
The help of 242,066 volunteers was necessary for the organizational success of the Pontiff’s trip to Mexico. In regard to coverage of the event, the Bishops pointed out that there were 3,298 Mexican journalists accredited and 779 foreigners from 30 countries.
Present also during Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit were 134 Mexican Prelates and 37 of different nationalities.

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