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Pope Francis reaches out to greet youth dressed in traditional Mexican outfits as he's escorted by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, behind right, and first lady Angelica Rivera upon arrival to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is in Mexico for a week-long visit. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will start with tough love speeches to the country's political and church elite — and end with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe at the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world.


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