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A woman gestures as residents dig to recover belongings from their house damaged after Tropical Storm Earl caused a mudslide in Huauchinango, Mexico,  (CNS)

Mudslides in eastern Mexico have left at least 40 people dead and dozens of settlements cut off

Pilgrims attend the Opening Mass at World Youth Day in Kraków
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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A poppy is 'milked' for opium paste (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

The bishops said that the poor of Mexico were being starved to death and had no alternatives

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (AP)

If it is approved, Mexico would become the fifth country in Latin America to make same-sex marriage legal

Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit to the cathedral in Mexico City (AP)

The archdiocesan publication asked whether the Pope had been properly briefed on Mexican matters prior to his visit

The aftermath of the scaffolding collapse at the cathedral in San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec

At least four others remain missing and are thought to be buried under debris

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on stage during a commercial break at a CNN town hall in South Carolina last night (AP)

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Pope Francis discussed Donald Trump during his in-flight press conference on the way back to Rome from Mexico

Pope Francis speaks during an outdoor Mass in Ciudad Juarez (AP)

Pontiff says migrants ‘get caught up in a web that ensnares and always destroys the poorest’

Pope Francis prays before the cross on the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso (CNS)

Cardinal O’Malley says papal visit is ‘a great sign of hope for families separated and suffering’