3.5 million pilgrims visited the Basilica of Guadalupe this Dec. 12th

Aerial view of the Whole complex of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico CIty, with the New building to the let where the Virgin's Image is kept the old building in the center and the old chapel on the top the hill (Photo: labombilla.com.mx)

The day was reported with a white balance and without setbacks, for which Martí Batres, local government secretary, underlined the good response of the population.

MEXICO, (December 13, 2021).- The Government of Mexico City reported that from December 1st to 12th, 3.5 million pilgrims visited the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. 

This Sunday night the arrival of parishioners to the temple continues on the occasion of the 490 anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the Tepeyac hill. 

The day was reported with a white balance and without setbacks, for which Martí Batres, local government secretary, underlined the good response of the population to the health measures due to the pandemic.

(Photo: Jorge Gonzalez)

Like every year, the parishioners come to thank a favor or make a request. Such is the case of Jessica, who walked for several hours with crutches to ask the Virgin to improve her health. 

I already have 5 hours walking with crutches, from Tlatelolco, this is a lot because I was run over 5 months ago and my leg was broken. I come to ask for my health. Recovery has been a bit slow, ” she said. 

(Photo: Jorge Gonzalez)

510.2 tons of garbage and solid waste were removed in the vicinity of the Basilica of Guadalupe. In addition, 130,600 liters of drinking water were distributed.

The capital government deployed 9 thousand officials from the Government of Mexico City and the Gustavo A. Madero district. 

(Photo: Jorge Gonzalez)

In addition, it was reported that 1,873 people received medical attention in the vicinity of the Basilica, although none for symptoms of covid-19.

Source: Excelsior



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