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Pope Francis stands in front of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Mass in Ecatepec (AP)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday in a vast open field with more than 300,000 people in attendance

Pope Francis gives a vaccine to a boy held by Mexico's first lady Angelica Rivera during a visit to the Federico Gomez Children's Hospital (CNS)

Francis greeted children and handed them rosaries during his time at the Federico Gomez children’s hospital

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo (AP)

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Pope Francis preaches at Mass in Ecatepec, Mexico (AP)

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People attend Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City (AP)

The Pope words during Mass at the basilica and shrine in Mexico City

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

In an address at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption, the Pontiff told bishops to speak out against drug cartels and organised crime

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