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Mexicans join Pope Benedict XVI for Mass

Pope Benedict XVI has held an open-air Mass in the central Mexican city of Silao on his first visit to the Latin American country.

Hundreds of thousands of people attended the service, under a large statue of Christ in the city's Bicentennial Park.

The BBC's Will Grant says that the event was very important for Mexican Catholics at a time when the church is "haemorrhaging numbers".

  • 25 Mar 2012
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