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These pop-singing nuns rocked Pope Francis' Juarez Mass

Feb 19, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- After taking the Internet by storm last fall with their hit “Confia en Dios,” this group of singing sisters was invited to perform at Pope Francis’ U.S.-Mexico border Mass in Juarez earlier this week.

This little girl only has half a heart, but she's full of joy for Pope Francis

Feb 18, 2016 - 02:09 pm .- Sabrina Puig is eight years old. Due to a rare condition, she only has half a heart. But when Pope Francis passed by, she ran to him.

Pope Francis' grief at the US-Mexico border

Feb 17, 2016 - 04:57 pm .- At the Mexico-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of people present to beg God for the “gift of tears” over the suffering of others, especially forced migration.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016 - 03:45 pm .- UPDATE: 7:30pm EST - Read the full text of Pope Francis final homily in Mexico from the Feb. 17 Mass at the Ciudad Juárez fairgrounds.

How Pope Francis proposes to fight drug violence in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Speaking to laborers in the Mexican City of Juarez on Wednesday, Pope Francis laid out several key areas of focus in fighting what he called “the cycle of drug trafficking and violence.”

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with the world of labour

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:45 am .- Update:  3:00 pm EST - Read the full text of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for his Feb. 17 meeting with the world of labour at the Bachilleres College in the state of Chihuahua.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Visit to the penitentiary

Feb 17, 2016 - 10:00 am .- Update: 2:10 pm EST - Read the full version of the prepared remarks from Pope Francis' address to inmates in Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 17, 2016.

Did St. Therese of Lisieux send roses to Pope Francis in Mexico?

Feb 17, 2016 - 06:11 am .- When Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a cloistered monastery Sunday morning, he received a gift from the nuns who live there: a large bouquet of white roses.

10 things you may have missed from the Pope's visit to Chiapas

Feb 16, 2016 - 06:50 pm .- On Feb. 15, Pope Francis visited Chiapas State in southeast Mexico. Spending the day in San Cristóbal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, he showed his affection for the native communities and for the weakest among them. Here are some great moments you might have missed:

What Pope Francis told a stunningly large crowd of Mexican youth

Feb 16, 2016 - 04:15 pm .- In his visit to Morelia – one of Mexico's most violent cities – Pope Francis had a strong message for the country's youth: rather than allowing themselves to be used and trampled on, he told them to recognize their value and to place their hope in Jesus.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with young people

Feb 16, 2016 - 03:00 pm .- Update: 7:40 pm EST - Read Pope Francis prepared remarks to young people in the “José María Morelos y Pavón” stadium in Morelia, Mexico.

Resignation is from the devil, Pope warns Mexican priests, religious

Feb 16, 2016 - 09:46 am .- In the face of corruption, violence, and atrocities against the human person, resignation becomes the “devil's favorite weapon,” Pope Francis told priests, religious, and seminarians on the fourth day of his journey to Mexico.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians

Feb 16, 2016 - 08:30 am .- Update: 11:50 am EST - Below is the full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 16 homily during Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians at “Venustiano Carranza” Stadium in Morelia, Mexico.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with Families

Feb 15, 2016 - 02:45 pm .- Update: 6:20 pm EST - Below is the full text of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the meeting with families in the “Víctor Manuel Reyna” stadium in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico on Feb. 15, 2016:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica comes to Google street view

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:24 am .- A virtual pilgrimage for Pope Francis’ trip now offers a new street-view perspective of key sites and churches. The project is thanks to a partnership between the Archdiocese of Mexico and tech giant Google.

Pope in Mexico: Don't anesthetize the hope of your youth

Feb 15, 2016 - 10:02 am .- In today's throwaway culture, young people are being anesthetized against the desire for a better world, Pope Francis said Monday, celebrating Mass in Mexico's Chiapas region.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass with representatives of the indigenous communities of Chiapas

Feb 15, 2016 - 08:45 am .- Read the full text of Pope Francis' homily during Holy Mass with representatives of the indigenous communities of Chiapas in the municipal sport center in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico on February 15, 2016.

At a Mexico children's hospital, Pope Francis prays with young patients

Feb 14, 2016 - 05:44 pm .- Pope Francis on Sunday visited a pediatric hospital in Mexico City. He met the children being treated there, gave them rosaries and prayed with them.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Visit to the “Federico Gómez” children's hospital

Feb 14, 2016 - 04:15 pm .- I thank God for granting me this opportunity to come and visit you, to join you and your families in this hospital.

Pope Francis in Mexico: let gratitude to God shape your lives

Feb 14, 2016 - 12:39 pm .- Thanksgiving was the focus of Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus remarks in Mexico. He invited the Mexican faithful to help make their country “a land of opportunities” while not forgetting their origins.

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