On the fourth day of the apostolic visit by Pope Francis in Mexico, 3 tentative public appearances will be streamed live.
The first event will cover the mass with the representatives of the indigenous communities of Chiapas in the municipal sports center. Scheduled to start in the morning of February 15, Mexican time (or February 16, 2016, Tuesday 12:00 AM Vatican time).
Chiapas, officially recognized as the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas), is one of the 31 states that, with the Federal District, make up the 32 federal entities of Mexico.
Chiapas lies at the southern tail end of Mexico which borders Guatemala. It is divided into 122 municipalities and its capital city is Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Chiapas has a state population of 5,217,908 in 2015 while its capital and largest city of Tuxtla has 598,710.
The second event covers the visit of Pope Francis to the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de las Casas (February 16, 2016, Tuesday 5:00 AM, Vatican time).
San Cristobal de las Casas is the cultural capital, the former capital city, of Chiapas. It has a population of 185,917 in 2010.
The last public event of the day with Pope Francis is a meeting with families in the Victor Manuel Reyna stadium in Tuxtla Gutierrrez. (February 16, 6:00 AM, Vatican time)
Nice to know:
Monday, Feb. 15 (Mexico City, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San
Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico City)
— 7:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m.) Departure by plane for Tuxtla
— 9:15 a.m. (10:15 a.m.) Transfer by helicopter to San
Cristobal de Las Casas.
— 10:15 a.m. (11:15 a.m.) Mass at the city’s sports center
with the indigenous community from Chiapas. Homily by pope.
— 1 p.m. (2 p.m.) Lunch with representatives of the
indigenous community and the papal entourage.
— 3 p.m. (4 p.m.) Visit to the cathedral of San Cristobal
de Las Casas.
— 4:15 p.m. (5:15 p.m.) Meeting with families at the Victor
Manuel Reyna Stadium at Tuxtla Gutierrez. Speech by pope.
— 6:10 p.m. (7:10 p.m.) Departure by plane for Mexico City.
— 8 p.m. (9 p.m.) Arrival at the Mexico City airport.
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