Mexico's migrants in focus for pope's first visit

December 12, 2015 8:45 PM

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Mexico's migrants in focus for pope's first visit

MEXICO CITY Pope Francis will end his first visit to Mexico next year with a large Mass at the fairgrounds in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, church officials said on Saturday.

Ciudad Juarez, a popular crossing point for migrants to the United States, was ravaged by violence at the height of Mexico's drug war. The choice of the town continues the pope's focus on immigrants and other marginalized groups as one of the main issues of his papacy.

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