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Mexicans crowd around a relic and wax effigy of Blessed John Paul II at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Catholicism flourishes in this country  CNS photo/Keith Dannemiller

What we can learn from the Church in Mexico

A shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe in Tijuana, Mexico Photo: CNS/David Maung

The faith of Mexicans is profoundly moving

The kingdom of saints is real to the people of this country

A statue of Jesus is seen in the Church of St. Andrew in Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla CNS phot o/Greg Tarczynski

Some 50,000 people have been killed in the war on drugs, and yet the country will survive this calamity as it has survived others

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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A boy and girl pray at a Catholic church in Havana (CNS)

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A student waves the Mexican flag at yesterday's general audience (CNS)

Benedict XVI will make four-day visit to the country

Benedict XVI waves at the end of a Mass for Latin America at St Peter's Basilica last night (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Candles decorated with images of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Photo: CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register

The conversion of Mexico was the single most successful mission undertaken by the Catholic Church. Why did it succeed when others failed?

Children hold up a photo of their father, Fernando Quisar, one of 27 farmers massacred by a drugs cartel in May (CNS photo/Rodrigo Arias, Reuters)

Decriminalising drugs will put the country’s deadly cartels out of business

Pro-life demonstrators walk through central Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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