Fewer than six months after his visit to the United States, Pope Francis will travel to Mexico from Feb. 12-17 to spread his message of mercy to a country desperately in need of it.
With meetings with families, youths and indigenous peoples on the schedule, the Holy Father’s six-day visit will include many opportunities for powerful imagery, but perhaps none so powerful as that of a Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17. The Mass will take place in Ciudad Juárez, a location rife with gang and narcotics-based violence that only five years ago was listed among the most dangerous cities in the world. Many “border bishops” in both countries are working together to prepare for the Holy Father’s visit, including Bishop Mark J. Seitz, bishop of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas. Read More Click Here