The government of Mexico formally requested the Vatican State to loan three codices and plans of Tenochtitlán for one year to be exhibited next year to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Spanish.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador disseminated through social networks the letter that his wife Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller personally delivered to Pope Francis, in the Vatican.
“She makes a trip to obtain codices, objects and documents of our history that can be exhibited in our country next year.
“Consequently, Your Holiness, we would be very pleased if, as a loan for one year, with all the necessary legal and security procedures, the Vatican allows us to expose the following codices in Mexico in 2021: 1) Codex Borgia, 2) Codex Vatican B, 3) Codex Vatican 3738, 4) Maps of Tenochtitlán ”, indicates the letter delivered by Gutiérrez Müller to the Pope.
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In the letter, President López Obrador insists that the Vatican, in addition to the King of Spain and the Mexican State itself, must apologize to the indigenous communities of our country that “suffered the most disgraceful atrocities to loot their property, lands and subdue them.” .
He asked Francisco for the public commitment of the Church that episodes such as La Conquista will never be repeated. (This is the letter).
Beatriz met with Pope Francis, whom I respect and admire as a religious leader and head of state. He told me that he treated her with affection and expressed his desire to maintain good relations for the good of the people. Here is the letter I wrote him: https://t.co/mEGZAdAaAc pic.twitter.com/x0fG2NpHJj
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) October 10, 2020