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A pilgrim carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe as he arrives at the Basilica of Guadalupe during the annual pilgrimage in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexican Catholics, Mexico City December 12, 2013. Pilgrims arrive on December 12 at the Basilica every year, the anniversary of what Catholics believe is the apparition of the Virgin Mary appearing before Juan Diego, an indigenous Mexican.

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A pilgrim carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, during the annual pilgrimage in honour of the patron saint of Mexico’s Catholics

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 29, 2103

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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives for his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday Read more

A woman paints masks representing Pope Francis

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A woman paints masks representing Pope Francis in a factory in Niteroi, 20km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday. Brazil is to host World Youth Day in July, a major Catholic event for youths to be attended by Pope Francis.