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