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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.
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.
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.
Feb 13, 2016 - 10:00 am .- The full text of Pope Francis' Feb. 13 address to the bishops of Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 12, 2016 - 06:28 pm .- A well-known Mexican artist is collecting millions of keys for an unusual reason.
Feb 12, 2016 - 04:10 pm .- Christian brotherhood and unity were the focus of Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill when they met on Friday afternoon in Havana.  
Feb 12, 2016 - 02:51 pm .- In a historic first, Pope Francis on Friday met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.

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