Pope Francis has been promised “lots of tequila” when he pays an official visit to Mexico February 12-17.
While crossing St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican and greeting pilgrims New Year’s Day, the pope was greeted by a Mexican visitor who extended a welcome in advance of the papal visit.
“Papa, we are waiting for you in Mexico,” the visitor shouted as the pope walked by.
Francis’ response was quick. “With or without tequila?” he asked with a smile.
“With lots of tequila,” assured the Mexican pilgrim, drawing laughs from the crowd.
The video has reportedly gone viral on social media.
The pope’s visit will include official and religious activities in Mexico City and the states of México, Chiapas, Michoacán and Chihuahua.
He will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and other officials, celebrate Mass in the Basilica of Guadalupe and another with indigenous communities in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, among several other events.
Sources: CNNExpansión (sp)