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Pope Francis addresses Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and and an audience of dignitaries at the National Palace in Mexico City (CNS)

Mexico’s president welcomed the Pontiff and said his visit represents ‘an encounter of a people with its faith’

Pope Francis delivers his message at the cathedral in Mexico City (AP)

Francis addressed the bishops of Mexico at the Cathedral of the Assumption on the first full day of his papal visit

Pope Francis greets guests at the National Palace in Mexico City (AP)

The Pontiff was welcomed by Mexico’s president and gave a speech to members of the civil authorities and diplomats

Pope Francis with President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady, Angelica Rivera, upon his arrival in Mexico  (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pontiff is meeting President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of his visit to Mexico

Pope Francis and the Patriarch Kirill sign a joint declaration on religious unity at Jose Marti aiport in Havana (AP)

The Russian patriarch, not Pope Francis, has the most reason to be satisfied after the Havana meeting and joint statement

A card with an image of Pope Francis is seen  next to images of the Our Lady of Guadalupe at a store close to the the basilica in her name in Mexico City.  (CNS photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlings, Reuters)

Pope Francis surely cannot fail to mention the 43 students who are still missing

Police officers stand near a Pope Francis cutout in the center of town in Ciudad Juarez, (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

Pope Francis arrives in the country today and will visit a once-notorious prison on Wednesday

Pope Francis told an interviewer that Merkel had been 'a bit angry because I had compared Europe to a barren woman' (AP)

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Pope Francis shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in February (AP)

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People walks past a Pope Francis banner outside a store in Mexico City (CNS)

The Vatican has updated the Holy Father’s itinerary for the upcoming papal visit