• Catholic faithful cheer as Pope Francis drives by in his popemobile in Ecatepec, Mexico, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Pope Francis will give a Mass at an outdoor field in the capital's suburb of Ecatepec to an estimated crowd of 400,000 pilgrims. It is to be his biggest event during his trip to Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb

    ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Pope Francis urged Mexicans to shun the devil and resist the temptations of wealth and corruption Sunday as he celebrated a huge open-air Mass for more than 300,000 people in this drug- and violence-riddled city on the outskirts of Mexico’s capital.

    Updated: 1:57 pm

  • Mexican Mariachis Play and wave to Pope Francis on his route to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The pontiff's five-day visit includes a prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine, the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world and one that is particularly important to the first Latin American pope. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    The Latest: Pope greets faithful on 1st full day in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico (all times local):

  • Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit at the National Cathedral in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Pope Francis is demanding Mexican bishops courageously challenge the "insidious threat" posed by the drug trade, saying the Catholic hierarchy must help Mexicans escape the violence and corruption plaguing their nation and not hide behind their own privilege and careers. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico’s political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

  • Pope Francis greets people upon arrival to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is in Mexico for a week-long visit. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    The Latest: Pope, patriarch hold historic meeting in Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis’s historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):

  • Pope Francis, left, embraces Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill after signing a joint declaration on religious unity at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The two religious leaders met for the first-ever papal meeting, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

    Pope heads for historic meeting with Russian Orthodox leader

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico.

  • Inmates stand on the rooftop of the Topo Chico prison as police stand guard on the perimeters, after a riot broke out around midnight, in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at the prison in northern Mexico, the state governor said. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)

    Fire breaks out at northern Mexico prison; deaths reported

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country’s deadliest prison melee in years.

  • Mexico's Jorge Torres Nilo, left, and Hirving Lozano (8) battle for the ball with Senegal's Dame Gueye during the second half of a soccer match at Marlins Park, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Miami. Mexico defeated Senegal 2-0. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Mexico beats Senegal 2-0 in exhibition in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Duenas and Rodolfo Pizarro scored second-half goals to help Mexico beat Senegal 2-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

  • In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe camp out overnight in the plaza of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Pope Francis will make an emotional stop at the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, where millions of pilgrims flock each year to pray before the shroud that bears her image. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

    Pope visit to Mexico basilica highlights Guadalupe influence

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A weathered pastel image of the Virgin of Guadalupe hangs from German Herrera Hernandez’s dashboard, watching over his passengers from her perch next to his cigarettes, gum and the handful of coins he uses to make change.

  • 1st of 4 WBC qualifying tournaments set for Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — The first of four regional qualifiers for next year’s World Baseball Classic begins Thursday with host team Australia aiming to advance to the final 16 and improve on its poor record in past tournaments.

  • In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, Tzotzil Indians participate in the procession in honor of the Christ of Esquipulas in Chajtoj, Chiapas state, Mexico. Pope Francisí visit to the heavily indigenous Mexican state of Chiapas appears aimed at celebrating the regionís ìIndian church,î a mix of Catholicism and indigenous culture once considered a thorn in the side of standard liturgy by the Vatican. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Pope Francis visit to celebrate Mexico’s indigenous church

    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) — Pope Francis’ visit to the heavily indigenous Mexican state of Chiapas appears aimed at celebrating the region’s “Indian church,” a mix of Catholicism and indigenous culture once considered a thorn in the side of standard liturgy by the Vatican.