And so do indigenous languages in liturgy.  The Vatican has authorized the indigenous language Nahuatl for liturgical use in Mexico, presumably in preparation for liturgies that will be presided over by Pope Francis in his pastoral visit next month.

And since the Virgin of Guadalupe is said to have spoken in Nahuatl when appearing to the indigenous, Nahuatl-speaking peasant Juan Diego on Mount Tepeyac, it seems only appropriate that the first Latin-American Pope to visit Mexico should be able to use her language in prayer and worship.

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