Latin American officials: Pope to visit three countries July 6-12

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April 13, 2015

Pope Francis waves as he leaves general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis waves as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is expected to arrive July 6 in Ecuador, starting a three-country tour of his home continent, the Associated Press reported from Quito.

The trip, the pope’s second to South America since being elected in March 2013, also would include stops in Bolivia and Paraguay, two fast-growing countries in recent years, but still among the poorest on the continent.

The pope is expected to spend two days in Ecuador, celebrating Mass July 7 in Quito and meeting with priests and seminarians the next day at the Our Lady of the Presentation of El Quinche shrine, 20 miles from Quito, Archbishop Luis Cabrera Herrera of Cuenca told the Associated Press.

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