Mexico exhibit to feature John Paul II's personal items

.- On March 15, Mexicans will be able to visit the exhibit, “John Paul II in Private,” which features over 200 personal objects belonging to the late pontiff.

During a March 8 press conference at the Cathedral of Mexico City, organizers said the purpose of the exhibit is to convey the strength and love of Blessed John Paull II as “a bridge for dialogue between the different nations and religions.”

According to the News Service of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, the Mexican capital will be the first city to host the worldwide tour of the exhibit of items displayed at the Archdiocese of Krakow Museum.

Some of the objects were used daily by the Polish Pope during his 27 years in office, including his shoes and his bicycle, as well as priceless items such as the Mexican flag and a hat he was given during one of his five visits to the country. The exhibit will feature photos, videos and films on his life as well.

Two private firms are collaborating with the Archdiocese of Krakow Museum to bring the exhibit to Mexico.

During the presentation of the exhibit, organizer Father Jose de Jesus Aguilar underscored the emotional significance it has for not only the Catholic faithful but for non-believers as well.

“This exhibit is of interest to everyone,” Fr. Aguilar said. “It will allow everyone to learn more about Karol Josef Wojtyla than what they already know.”

Alejandro Gou, one of the producers of the exhibit, said Mexico City’s Sports Palace was chosen to host the event instead of a religious venue so that both Catholics and non-Catholics alike would be encouraged to attend.

The 3200 square-foot exhibit will be open to the public March 15 through June 15. Some 200,000 visitors are expected.

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