Panama welcomes Francisco, the Pope of Latin America

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Photo: James Logan / Panama 2019.
Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Pope Francis arrived this afternoon to Panama 4:30, where they waited 2,500 selected by the dioceses parishioners to welcome.

Photo: James Logan / Panama 2019.

His Holiness was received at the Terminal 2 International by Panamanian President Tocumen Airport, Juan Carlos Varela and his wife, Lorena Castillo de Varela.

Photo: James Logan / Panama 2019.

As a sign of welcome, two Panamanian children, dressed in traditional costume, They offered flowers to the Pope Francisco, while a group of young people gave color to the ceremony with traditional dances.

Photo: James Logan / Panama 2019.

In a simple ceremony, in which there were no speeches, Republican band played the Pontifical March and the national anthem of Panama.

Photo: James Logan / Panama 2019.

Among the ecclesiastical authorities Cardinal Pietro Parolin was, Vatican Secretary of State, the Apostolic Nuncio in Panama, Miroslaw Adamczyk Bishop, José Luis Lacunza Cardinal and Archbishop of Panama, Monsignor José Domingo Ulloa.

Pope with the simplicity that characterizes him, He puts aside the protocol and took time to greet many of the attendees and bless some children.

At the end of the ceremony, Pope with Monsignor Ulloa, He boarded a closed car that would take him to the vicinity of the building of the Public Registry, where the Popemobile expected, which led him to the Apostolic Nunciature, place to be staying during the 5 days that remain in Panama.