Pope Francis to visit Mexico in early 2016

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 27:  Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he drives around St Peter's Square ahead of his first weekly general audience as pope on March 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square today  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

On Tuesday October 6th, Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Mexico in early 2016. In an interview with Televisa News Reporter and Vatican correspondent More...

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