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Vice President Biden Visits the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

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The Vice President was so moved, he remarked that he would have come to Mexico City if only just to see the Basilica, the most holy Roman Catholic site in Mexico
Vice President Biden with Clergy at the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe in Mexico City

Vice President Joe Biden with clergy during his visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2012. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Capping his day of official activities in Mexico City yesterday, Vice President Biden visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe – one of the most visited Roman Catholic sites in the world and the most holy Roman Catholic site in Mexico.  

After touring and saying a prayer at the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Vice President crossed the Basilica square to visit the Antigua Parrogquia de Los Indios (Old Church of the Indians). Calling the site a “great treasure,” Vice President Biden remarked that he would have come to Mexico City if only just to see the Basilica.

Vice President Biden Visits the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe in Mexico City

Vice President Joe Biden visits the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2012. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)