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Hispanics in United States Will Receive Live TV Coverage of Papal Visit

MEXICO CITY, JAN 12 (ZENIT).- It is estimated during John Paul II's journey by car between the Aztec Stadium, the racetrack, and the Basilica of Guadalupe some three million people will line the streets of Mexico City to see him. This fact led the organizing commission to enlist the service of volunteers to help insure the Pontiff's security.
Hector Fernandez, spokesman of the organizing commission, said 118,000 volunteers will form human barriers on the papal route, in addition to police already assigned to the task.
On his arrival in the capital of the country on January 22, the Holy Father will travel in a "popemobile" from the international airport to the nuncio's residence. On route, covering almost 37 kilometers, he will stop off at the Museum of the City of Mexico to receive the keys to the city from the head of government of the Federal District, Cuauhtemoc Cardenas.
EWTN has announced it will give extensive coverage for its viewers in the United States, of John Paul II's historic fourth visit to Mexico. There will be live coverage of the Pope's arrival at the capital's airport on January 22; of the Mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe on January 23; of the Mass at the Hermanos Rodriguez Racetrack on Sunday, January 24; and of the farewell ceremony on Tuesday, January 26.