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Pope focuses on Mexico's children during visit


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Pope Benedict XVI holds a girl's face on March 24, 2012 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Pope Benedict XVI is in Mexico on his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America which will include a two-day visit to Cuba.

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People listen to Pope Benedict XVI at Peace square in Guanajuato, Mexico on Saturday.


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Faithfuls wave during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Mexico.

AP reports: Pope Benedict XVI worked to build the future of Mexico's church by reaching out to children Saturday as tens of thousands of teenagers streamed into a vast, shade-starved park to camp out overnight ahead of a gigantic papal Mass.

Benedict awoke to the pre-dawn serenade of two dozen youths from a Guadalajara church group who sang him a traditional folk song after getting as close as security would allow to the college in Leon where the pontiff is staying during his three-day visit to Mexico.


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Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his popemobile as he makes his way to Plaza de la Paz or Peace Plaza in Guanajuato, Mexico on Saturday.



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