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Pope Francis' Visit to Latin America

The Argentine pontiff, who is wrapping up his three-country tour of South America, has made defending the poor a major theme of his "homecoming" trip, which also took him to Ecuador and Bolivia, ranked among Latin America's poorest countries.
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Youths sing and dance as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, 2015.
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Youths sing and dance as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives to meet with youths in Asuncion, July 12, 2015.
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Pope Francis arrives to meet with youths in Asuncion, July 12, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives at Ycua Bolanos supermarket, where more than 300 people died in a fire in 2004, in Asuncion, July 12, 2015.
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Pope Francis arrives at Ycua Bolanos supermarket, where more than 300 people died in a fire in 2004, in Asuncion, July 12, 2015.

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the prison of Palmasola in Santa Cruz, Bolivia July 10, 2015.
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Pope Francis waves as he leaves the prison of Palmasola in Santa Cruz, Bolivia July 10, 2015.

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