Latin America

Pope and promise

Print edition : August 21, 2015

Pope Francis arrives to deliver a mass at Nu Guazu field in the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay on the last day of his Latin American tour. Photo: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP

July 8, 2015: Upon his arrival at the El Alto airport in Bolivia, Pope Francis with children wearing traditional clothing and President Evo Morales (second from right). The pouch worn by the Pope was given to him by Morales. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP

July 27, 2013: Pope Francis with native Brazilians from the Pataxo tribe during an encounter with civil society representatives in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: REUTERS

Pope Francis and his convictions are a powerful force in a world struggling with the complexities of economic growth and his visit has the potential to make a difference to the politics of Latin America, a region that understands his language.
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