International & VIP


Case Study


To coordinate a multi-cultural experience for parishioners to celebrate the Papal visit to the international border of Mexico and the United States. While Pope Francis would physically visit only Juarez, Mexico, the client’s goal was for the citizens of El Paso, Texas to also see and experience the visit in a personal and historic way.


The JHL team developed an event management plan, creating the first-ever internationally televised simulcast to enhance the bilingual mass, thus uniting two nations in one faith.

JHL created a day-long cultural event experience in El Paso, which concluded with the live viewing of the Papal Mass hosted by Pope Francis. For the first time in history, Pope Francis could see and hear a simulcast mass audience. Overcoming language barriers and multiple levels of government throughout the United States and Mexico, our team managed a condensed event timeline (8 weeks) to plan this historic and groundbreaking cultural event. The JHL team worked with U.S., Mexican and Papal security teams and leadership throughout the planning process and managed the United States’ side of the historic visit, which earned international media attention and praise from coordinating parties.