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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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. 
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.

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