Nevertheless, because of the activities that are scheduled for the Pope in several cities in Peru, the traditional “Serenata a Lima” won’t be taking place, due to security reasons.
The information comes from the County of Lima a few days ago, and since Monday you can already see a strong police deployment and closed streets for vehicular traffic.
Some of the anniversary-related activities have been moved to Circuito Mágico del Agua, such as artistic presentations from groups and individual performers. These events will occur after 6:30 pm today.
In 1535, the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro baptized the conquered town with the name “Ciudad de Reyes”, which means “City of Kings”. He was then proclaimed Governor of the Peruvian territory. Today, every January 18, Peru commemorates the foundation of this town, known today as the country’s capital: Lima.
Pope Francis will be arriving at 5:20 pm this afternoon to the Jorge Chávez airport and tomorrow he will leave for Puerto Maldonado where he has a set of activities scheduled, according to El Comercio.
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