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Where the pope will visit in Mexico

Read more: Pope Francis plans a symbolically freighted trip to Mexico

For the first time since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis will visit Mexico, home to the world's second largest population of Catholics. The pontiff's six-day pilgrimage includes stops in states known for poverty, cartel violence and migratory routes.

Sources: papafranciscoenmexico.org, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, The National Citizens Observatory on Femicide, 2015 Mexican Census Survey, Justice in Mexico Project, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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