Pope's Mexico Visit Excites Catholics Along the Border
Monica Ortiz Uribe - Fronteras Desk
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October 18, 2015

The Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is located in the historic center of downtown Ciudad Juárez. (Mónica Ortiz Uribe)


News of Pope Francis' visit to Mexico early next year is creating excitement for Catholics living along the U.S.-Mexico border.

When Pope Francis was planning his visit to the U.S. earlier this year, he initially considered crossing into the country from the Mexican border city of Juárez as a gesture of solidarity toward immigrants. The idea was dropped when the pope promised to make a longer visit to Mexico at a later date.

Last week, the Vatican announced that visit will happen before next spring. Specific dates or locations haven't been confirmed but border residents are hopeful.

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