Bishop Rafael Romo of Tijuana, Mexico, confirmed last week that President Vicente Fox has invited Pope John Paul II to visit the country for the sixth time in order to attend the International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Guadalajara in October.
Speaking with the “Reforma” newspaper, Bishop Romo said the invitation was delivered to Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Soldano by Mexican authorities.
“The invitation has been sent and has been accepted. Everything now depends on the health and condition of the Pope. The invitation by the government has now been made,” said the bishop.
According to Bishop Romo, “we want to adequately welcome him if he is able to join us.”