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Pope Francis plans a symbolically freighted trip to Mexico

Pope Francis plans a symbolically freighted trip to Mexico

Pope Francis travels to Mexico this week, saying he wants to "live the faith" of the overwhelmingly Catholic country but will not shy away from confronting issues of violence and corruption that could make his governmental hosts quite uncomfortable.

History's first pontiff from the Americas will also stand on Mexico's border with the United States and make an impassioned plea for the plight of immigrants. His entire pilgrimage from southern to northern Mexico is meant to represent the perilous route that migrants take to reach the U.S.

This is the Argentine pope's fourth trip to Latin America, home to Roman Catholic communities that are the largest in the world but...

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