• In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, cars pass through downtown El Paso, Texas, which is undergoing a major facelift as it tries to attract new residents and more visitors. The city is preparing for the Feb. 17 visit of Pope Francis to neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. City officials expect tens of thousands of visitors to the city even though the Pope will stay in Juarez, Mexico. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)

    Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants — and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children’s museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.

  • Diocese of Gallup to get Ciudad Juarez Papal Mass tickets

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Diocese of Gallup says it also will be getting tickets to a Papal Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham leads a "prayer rally" at Liberty Plaza near the state Capitol, in Atlanta, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, a day after the New Hampshire presidential primaries. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Santa Fe archbishop to travel to El Paso to hear the pope

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester says he will be traveling in the U.S.-Mexico border after all to see Pope Francis during his Ciudad Juarez visit this month.

  • Las Cruces bishop: Diocese to get Ciudad Juarez pope tickets

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Diocese of Las Cruces bishop says the diocese will be getting tickets to a Papal Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico after all.