Papa Francisco in Mexico
The Pope concluded his visit to Mexico with a Mass in the border city of Ciudad Juarez. Reflecting the close ties of two cities along the border, a community of Catholics from neighboring El Paso also joined in the celebration to welcome the Pope.
Juarez was once known as the murder capital of the world with 3,500 killings in 2010. In 2015, the number dropped to 300. The local government is hoping that this visit will continue the healing of this city wracked by violence and death from the drug wars.