Pope leaves Sunday for Latin America ‘homecoming’ trip

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Pedestrians walk around San Francisco square, where an image of Pope Francis is displayed in La Paz on June 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/David Mercado
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-LATIN-TRIP, originally transmitted on July 2, 2015.

Pedestrians walk around San Francisco square, where an image of Pope Francis is displayed in La Paz on June 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/David Mercado *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-LATIN-TRIP, originally transmitted on July 2, 2015.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis will depart Sunday (July 5) on a much-anticipated trip to Latin America, seen as a homecoming for the Argentine pontiff and likely to draw attention to key challenges in the region. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio shocked the world in 2013 when he became the first Latin American to be elected […]