Pope Francis reached back in Rome at the end of his 6-day pastoral visit to Mexico. After landing in Rome’s Ciampino Airport he went straight to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to offer thanks for the success of his apostolic trip to Mexico.
As usual, the Pope did not make a change in his routine. It was customary for him to pray at the Marian Basilica before and after his international apostolic trips.
This time, the Holy Father prayed before the ancient image of Mary, Salus Populi Romani, for some minutes and went after offering some flowers for the Blessed Mother.