Monday, December 14, 2015

Descendents of the Royal Family of Mexico

Seen in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City.

The Hapsburg relations of the two Emperors of Mexico. 

They make a special visit to pay homage to the tombs of the Emperors inside the Cathedral while attending sung Mass and being received in audience by the Cardinal Archbishop.

Emperor Francis Joseph's brother Maximilian was shot by the Church's sworn enemies at Queretaro in Mexico, on the Hill of the Bells.  His last words were: "I forgive everyone, and I ask everyone to forgive me. May my blood which is about to be shed, be for the good of the country. Viva Mexico, viva la independencia!"  I have been to visit his tomb in the imperial crypt in Vienna.

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