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Pope Francis Visits Juarez, Stopping at Prison and U.S. Border

The pontiff wrapped up his trip to Mexico on Wednesday with a visit in a Ciudad Juarez prison and a stop at the U.S. border.

Pope Francis stands next to a wooden cross at the border between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez, Feb, 17. The pontiff wrapped up his trip to Mexico on Wednesday with a visit in a Ciudad Juarez prison, just days after a riot in another lockup killed 49 inmates, and a stop at the U.S. border as he focused on problems of violence and migration.

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Pope Francis waves at faithful as he arrives for a massive open-air Mass in a park just a few feet from the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 17. Thousands of people from El Paso as well as other parts of the U.S. were expected to make the short trip over the various bridges that link the cities to attend the outdoor Mass that caps Francis' visit to the Latin American country. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP
U.S. Catholic bishops wait in El Paso, Texas before a mass held by Pope Francis across the border in Mexico on Feb. 17. MARK RALSTON / AFP - Getty Images

People wave and take pictures of Pope Francis in his popemobile as he arrives to Benito Juarez International Airport in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Feb. 17.

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Choir girls walk to the entrance of the airport to greet Pope Francis before he arrives in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. Ivan Pierre Aguirre / AP
Rufina Duran walks to the U.S. border to attend a mass with Pope Francis in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2016. DAN DALSTRA / Reuters
Pope Francis kisses a newborn upon arriving in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP - Getty Images
Altar boys cheer as Pope Francis arrives in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP - Getty Images
Pope Francis waves at the crowd upon arriving in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP - Getty Images
Mexican indigenous people await for the arrival of Pope Francis in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP - Getty Images
Inmates gather for a visit by Pope Francis at the CeReSo n. 3 prison in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. Gabriel Bouys / AP
Pope Francis receives a cross made by an inmate during his visit to the CeReSo n. 3 penitentiary in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP - Getty Images
Pope Francis greets inmates at the CeReSo n. 3 penitentiary in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP - Getty Images
Pope Francis visits the the CeReSo n. 3 penitentiary in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Feb. 17, 2016. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP - Getty Images
Pope Francis is greeted by a female inmate during his visit to the CeReSo n. 3 prison in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. GABRIEL BOUYS / Pool Photo via AP
Pope Francis visits the CeReSo n. 3 penitentiary in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. Pope Francis urged Mexican convicts on Wednesday to become "prophets" whose experiences through "hell" can help the country break its cycle of violence as he visited a crime-scarred city's prison. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP - Getty Images
Carrying souvenirs, Gloria LeJeune, from Arlington, Texas, walks with her sisters and a friend to attend a mass with Pope Francis in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Feb. 17, 2016. DAN DALSTRA / Reuters
Pope Francis smiles as members of the World of Work organization wave at him in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016. Gregorio Borgia / AP

Pope Francis arrives to meet with representatives of the World of Work organization in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17, 2016.

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