translated from Spanish: AMLO receives similes of codices and maps sent by the Pope

The apostolic nuncio in our country, Franco Coppola, delivered to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador various facsimiles of pre-Hispanic codices, as well as a copy of the maps of Tenochtitlan, which Pope Francis sent.While the Executive announced that the replicas of the historical material delivered by the representative of the Vatican this morning in the National Palace will be exhibited from September 27 within the framework of the 200 years of the consummation of the Independence of Mexico.” Pope Francis, whom we respect and love in Mexico, sends us this copy of this ancient codex and other documents that will be exhibited in the exhibition at (the Museum of) Anthropology and the Ministry of Public Education from September 27,” López Obrador announced in a video he posted on his social networks. While in addition to the copies of the documents, the pontiff also sent a letter to the people of Mexico on the occasion of the commemoration of the bicentennial, to whose events are added that of the 500 years of the conquest and the 700 years of the foundation of Tenochtitlan, organized by the federal government. While the shipment of the samples takes place after the trip of researcher Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller through Europe last October to request the loan of documents and historical pieces. On that occasion, the wife of President López Obrador, and head of the Honorary Council of Historical Memory of Mexico, had some meetings in Paris, Rome, the Vatican and Vienna with the purpose of getting some of the pieces. The request and the sending However, although the reception of the historical replicas frames the bicentennial of the consummation of Independence, it was different from the official request, which at the time asked the pontiff to borrow the original codices and maps for display in Mexico. López Obrador asked the Catholic Church to apologize to Native Americans for the “abuses of the Conquest,” while borrowing three historical codices and the Map of Tenochtitlan.Read more: SCJN says “no” to AMLO; In this regard, last October, the nuncio to Mexico, Franco Coppola, said in Xalapa, Veracruz that the Vatican was hesitan to accede to the request of the federal government, since Italian jurists affirmed that “Mexico can not be lent anything because the law of Mexico prevents the return of things that are lent because they are historical monuments.”

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