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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pope Francis Wraps Up Mexico Trip Near The U.S. Border

Pope Francis waves to the faithful upon his arrival in Morelia, Michoacán, on February 16, 2016. Pope Francis arrived in Mexico's troublesome western state of Michoacan, where the cult-like Knights Templar drug cartel and its pseudo-messianic leader terrorized the population until farmers revolted against them. (Enrique Castro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis waves to the faithful upon his arrival in Mexico’s western state of Michoacán, February 16, 2016. (Enrique Castro/AFP/Getty Images)

Ending his six-day trip to Mexico in Ciudad Juárez, Pope Francis visits a prison and a college, and plans to hold mass about 300 feet away from the Rio Grande River, a landmark that marks Mexico’s border with the United States.

NPR’s Carrie Kahn speaks with Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins about the highlights of the pope’s week, in the country with the second-highest number of Catholics in the world.



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