Historic 12.5 million pilgrims visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico – Catholic World Report

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A historic number of 12.5 million pilgrims visited Our Lady of Guadalupe at her shrine in Mexico City in recent days, authorities have confirmed.

In a Dec. 13 statement, the Mexico City Government Secretariat said the Mexican capital “received 12,500,000 pilgrims at the Basilica of Guadalupe.”

This number, the agency stated, “broke the record for visitors.”

The Basilica of Guadalupe is the most visited Marian sanctuary in the world and even exceeds the number of pilgrims to Vatican City.

Traditionally, more than 10 million pilgrims begin to arrive in the Mexican capital in the first few days of December from different corners of the country, in many cases walking.

Once in the Marian shrine, the devotees contemplate and pray before the image that miraculously appeared on the tilma of the indigenous St. Juan Diego on Dec. 12, 1531.

Historic 12.5 million pilgrims visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico – Catholic World Report

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