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Mexico prepares to host Pope Francis

12:19pm EST - 01:01

Mexico City's Zocalo Square shuts down to prepare for Pope Francis' visit to the historic center of the Mexican capital, while the Pope dons a sombrero ahead of his arrival. Rough Cut - Subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Final preparations are underway in Mexico City's Zocalo Square on ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the country, with many faithful hoping the pontiff's words of hope will spur change in the drug-ravaged country. During his five-day visit starting on February 12, the Pope will walk through the Holy door of Mexico City's Cathedral, built upon the ruins of the former Aztec Tenochtitlan. At the Cathedral he will give a special message to Mexican bishops after greeting thousands of faithful in Zocalo Square. The Pope is scheduled to give mass at Mexico City's Guadalupe Basilica, the country's holiest site, where he is expected to call for peace and an end to violence in Mexico. But local Marta Martinez was skeptical Pope Francis' visit will make a difference. "They're focused on the Holy Pope. It's an investment. It's just a few days, nothing more. And the misery in our country goes on everyday. That's all that I can say," she said. Pope Francis will lead mass with the indigenous community in Mexico's poorest state Chiapas, speak with young people in Morelia, capital of violence-wracked Michoacan state, and end with a large Mass in border town Ciudad Juarez, which once had one of the world's highest murder rates.

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Mexico prepares to host Pope Francis

12:19pm EST - 01:01