Image: Pope Francis waves to the crowd, aboard the popemobile in Mexico City's main square

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Pope Francis Arrives in Mexico for Five-Day Visit

Pope Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico, and will include a very personal prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine.

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Image: Pope Francis dons a Mexican charro style sombrero that was given to him by a person in the crowd

Accompanied by Mexican Cardinal and Archbishop of Mexico City Norberto Rivera, center, and Papal Nuncio Christophe Pierre, right, Pope Francis dons a Mexican charro style sombrero that was given to him by a person in the crowd, in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, on Feb. 13, 2016. Pope Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesiastic elites. The pontiff's five-day visit will include a prayer at the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine.

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Image: A young girl waits for the passage of Pope Francis on his way to the Nuncianture, in Mexico City

A young girl waits for the passage of Pope Francis on his way to the Nuncianture, in Mexico City on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis waves to the crowd, aboard the popemobile in Mexico City's main square

Pope Francis waves to the crowd, aboard the popemobile in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis kisses a child in a wheelchair at Mexico City's main sqaure

Pope Francis kisses a child in a wheelchair at Mexico City's main sqaure, the Zocalo, on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis waves to the crowd while leaving Zocalo Square in Mexico City

Pope Francis waves to the crowd while leaving Zocalo Square in Mexico City on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: People wait for Pope Francis outside Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City

People wait for Pope Francis outside Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis meets with bishops at the National Cathedral in Mexico City

Pope Francis meets with bishops at the National Cathedral in Mexico City on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Mexican bishops take snapshots as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting

A Mexican bishop take a photo as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the Bishops of Mexico gathered in the Cathedral in Mexico on Feb. 13, 2016. Pope Francis called on Mexico's leaders Saturday to provide "true justice" and security to citizens hit by drug violence as he addressed a National Palace packed with politicians.

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Image: People wait for Pope Francis outside Metropolitan Cathedral

People wait for Pope Francis outside Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis is welcomed by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center right, and his wife Angelica Rivera

Pope Francis is welcomed by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center right, and his wife Angelica Rivera, center left, at the Presidential palace in Mexico City, on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis laughs along with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

Pope Francis laughs along with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: Faithfuls wait for the passage of Pope Francis in Mexico City

A person is covered in a Pope Francis blanket in Mexico City on Feb. 13, 2016.

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Image: A woman sports a face painting depicting Pope Francis in Mexico City

A woman sports a face painting depicting Pope Francis in Mexico City on Feb. 12, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis greets youth dressed in traditional Mexican outfits upon his arrival

Pope Francis greets youth dressed in traditional Mexican outfits upon his arrival to the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City on Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is in Mexico for a week-long visit.

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Image: Pope Francis waves to people from the popemobile on his route to the Apostolic Nunciature

Pope Francis waves to people from the popemobile on his route to the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission, in Mexico City on Feb. 12, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis wears a sombrero

Pope Francis wears a sombrero he was handed alongside Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, and first lady Angelica Rivera after his arrival in Mexico City on Feb. 12, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis speaks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

Pope Francis speaks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, and first lady Angelica Rivera upon his arrival at the Benito Juarez International Airport, in Mexico City on Feb. 12, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis is welcomed by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

Pope Francis is welcomed upon his arrival at the Benito Juarez International Airport, in Mexico City on Feb. 12, 2016.

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Image: Pope Francis arrives to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City

Pope Francis arrives to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, on Feb. 12, 2016.

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