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The pope will seek to bring hope to a country suffering from crime, corruption and inequality when he visits Feb. 12-17.
The Diocese of El Paso scrapped plans for a border Mass that would have taken place at the same time as the closing Mass of Pope Francis' February Mexico visit.
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Many in Mexico view Our Lady of Guadalupe, their national patroness, as more than a saint and often as a mother, intercessor and icon whose importance transcends religion.
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Pope Francis is exploring a visit to the border city of Ciudad Juarez, where a drug cartel battle during the past decade cost over 10,000 lives in a four-year period.