Pope Francis expected to visit US-Mexico border in February, adviser says

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Two men jump to into the Rio Grande to cool off during a hot summer day at the border crossing between Mexico and the United States in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez 
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-BORDER, originally transmitted on Nov. 4, 2015.

Two men jump to into the Rio Grande to cool off during a hot summer day at the border crossing between Mexico and the United States in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-BORDER, originally transmitted on Nov. 4, 2015.

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NEW YORK (RNS) Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said he expects the pontiff to travel to the U.S. border with Mexico when he visits that country in February -- a stop that could fuel further criticism of the pontiff from conservative Catholics opposed to the church’s support for immigration reform.