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Pope Francis tours South America

Updated 8:42 AM ET, Mon July 13, 2015
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Pope Francis waves during a meeting with young people at the "Costanera" in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Sunday, July 12, the final day of his eight-day tour of South America. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images
Young people attend a meeting with Pope Francis on July 12. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Asuncion on July 12. Hundreds of thousands gathered on a huge swampy field called Nu Guazu inside a military base to attend the Mass. atacha Pisarenko/AP
The faithful attend the Mass at Nu Guazu field in the outskirts of Asuncion on July 12. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images
An elderly woman greets the Pope during his visit to the Banado Norte neighborhood in Asuncion on July 12. Gregorio Borgia/Pool/AP
Soldiers stand guard in Asuncion's Banado Norte neighborhood ahead of the Pope's arrival on July 12. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis plants an olive tree in Asuncion's Banado Norte neighborhood on July 12. NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Asuncion is illuminated in the colors of the Paraguayan flag during evening prayers with Pope Francis on Saturday, July 11. Cesar Olmedo/AP
Pope Francis prays at the Shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe on July 11. Alessandro Bianchi/Pool/AP
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes, center left, and Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, center right, attend a mass at the Shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe in Caacupe, Paraguay, on July 11. CIRO FUSCO/EPA/LANDOV
Pope Francis embraces two children as he speaks at the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, on July 11. Cesar Olmedo/AP
A member of the security detail holds an umbrella over Pope Francis upon his arrival in Asuncion on Friday, July 10. Victor R. Caivano/AP
Pope Francis waves from a golf cart after visiting with prisoners in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on July 10. The Pope wrapped up his trip to Bolivia with a visit to its notoriously violent and overcrowded Palmasola prison. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Female inmates, some holding their babies, shout, "We want your blessing!" as the Pope leaves Palmasola prison on July 10. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Pope Francis and Bolivian President Evo Morales wear traditional Bolivian hats Thursday, July 9, during the second World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz. Gregorio Borgia/AP
The Pope officiates a Mass at the square of Christ the Redeemer in Santa Cruz on July 9. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
A beggar asks for donations near a site in Santa Cruz where people were gathering to see the Pope pass by on July 9. Rodrigo Abd/AP
Morales presents the Pope with a gift of a crucifix carved into a wooden hammer and sickle -- the Communist symbol uniting labor and peasants -- in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday, July 8. L'Osservatore Romano/Pool/AP
Pope Francis leaves the airport in El Alto, Bolivia, on his way to La Paz on July 8. Juan Karita/AP
Pope Francis waves goodbye as he prepares to depart Quito, Ecuador, on July 8. Dolores Ochoa/AP
The Pope is cheered upon his arrival at the St. Francis Church in Quito on Tuesday, July 7. Gregorio Borgia/AP
The Pope hugs a child during his visit to the San Francisco Church in Quito on July 7. Gregorio Borgia/AP
A crowd watches Francis on a video screen as he poses for a selfie during his visit to the Catholic University in Quito on July 7. Gregorio Borgia/AP
A disabled woman in Quito is lifted in a wheelchair during a Mass officiated by Pope Francis on July 7. RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis takes the stage for the Mass at Quito's Bicentennial Park on July 7. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
People carry an image of the Virgin Mary of Sorrow prior to the Mass at Bicentennial Park on July 7. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Pope Francis, center, prays outside the Cathedral of Quito on Monday, July 6. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on July 6. Gregorio Borgia/AP
People wave as Pope Francis leaves the Apostolic Nunciature in Quito on July 6. VLADIMIR RODAS/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds up an Ecuadorian flag in a crowd of people waiting in Guayaquil on July 6. More than 1 million were expected to attend the Mass. Many camped out overnight. Fernando Vergara/AP
Pope Francis and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa exchange gifts at the government palace in Quito on July 6. L'Osservatore Romano/Pool/AP
Catholics wait outside the Apostolic Nunciature in Quito on July 6. VLADIMIR RODAS/AFP/Getty Images
The Pope greets supporters in downtown Quito on Sunday, July 5. Evelio Contreras/CNN
Correa welcomes Pope Francis to Quito on July 5. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
A gust of wind blows off Pope Francis' skullcap upon his arrival at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito on July 5. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
Nuns and faithful wait for Pope Francis to pass by after his arrival in Quito on July 5. Ana Buitron/AP
A woman is wheeled past a banner with an image of Pope Francis at Samanes Park on July 5. Fernando Vergara/AP