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[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.

Don't let the devil steal God's dream for you, Pope Francis says in Ecatepec

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:44 am .- Lent is a time of conversion, and a time to guard against the devil, who tries to rob us of God’s dream that we become his sons and daughters. That is what Pope Francis said on Sunday when he visited the violent, crime-ridden Mexican suburb of Ecatepec.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass at the Study Center of Ecatepec

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:00 am .- The full text of Pope Francis' homily at Holy Mass in the Study Center of Ecatepec in Ecatepec, Mexico.

The unscripted message of Pope Francis in Mexico

Feb 13, 2016 - 07:41 pm .- Upon arriving in Mexico the evening of Feb. 12, Pope Francis traveled to the Apostolic Nunciature, where he spent the night– but not without a surprise.

See Pope Francis pray before Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feb 13, 2016 - 05:52 pm .- After Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis spent some time in prayer before the image of Our Lady. 

At Guadalupe Mass, Pope highlights Mary's 'yes'

Feb 13, 2016 - 05:48 pm .- Pope Francis’ historic first pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City brought reflections of obedience, surrender, and hope as the Holy Father celebrated Mass on Feb. 13. 

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feb 13, 2016 - 03:30 pm .- The full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 homily at Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

How a shoeshiner-turned-journalist touched the heart of Pope Francis

Feb 13, 2016 - 02:01 pm .- During the Feb. 12 papal flight to Mexico, Pope Francis received an unprecedented gesture of affection from a Mexican journalist: a shoe shining, accompanied by a story from the journalist’s youth.

Pope Francis to Mexican bishops: follow example of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:26 am .- Pope Francis met with the bishops of Mexico on Saturday at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, where he highlighted the intercessory power of Our Lady of Guadalupe and encouraged the country’s clergy to overcome their challenges through perseverance and unity.

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

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:00 am .- The full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 address to the bishops of Mexico.

Pope to Mexican leaders: Remember your young people

Feb 13, 2016 - 09:46 am .- Pope Francis marked his first full day in Mexico by urging the nation's leaders and diplomats to protect the future of the nation's young people.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps

Feb 13, 2016 - 08:45 am .- The full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 address to authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in Mexico City.

Twitter is preparing for the Pope's visit to Mexico

Feb 13, 2016 - 02:09 am .- The social network Twitter is prepared for Pope Francis’ historic trip to Mexico, with special emojis emblematic of each city the pontiff will visit.

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