Some images from the Pope’s Latin American trip

The Mexican and Cuban faithful – along with their counties’ dignitaries – turn out in large numbers to greet the Holy Father.

soldiers keep watch near a large poster promoting the visit of pope benedict xvi in leon

Below are some beautfiul and striking images from Pope Benedict’s travels in Latin America this week – all photos are from Catholic News Service.

 

soldiers keep watch near a large poster promoting the visit of pope benedict xvi in leon, mexico, march 22. (cns photo/edgard garrido, reuters)

 

a journalist records a video on a smart phone as pope benedict xvi speaks to members of the media aboard his flight to mexico march 23. (cns photo/paul haring)

 

seminarians wave vatican flags as they wait to catch a glimpse of pope benedict xvi along a street in leon, mexico, march 23. (cns photo/tomas bravo, reuters)

 

pope benedict xvi greets children at guanajuato international airport in silao, mexico, march 23. (cns photo/l'osservatore romano via reuters)

 

a girl waves a vatican flag as children wait for pope benedict xvi to arrive at peace square in guanajuato, mexico, march 24. (cns photo/paul haring)

 

pope benedict xvi greets prelates after celebrating a vespers service with bishops from mexico and latin america at the cathedral of our most holy mother of light in leon, mexico, march 25. (cns photo/paul haring)

 

pope benedict xvi, wearing a sombrero, arrives to celebrate mass at bicentennial park in silao, mexico, march 25. (cns photo/l'osservatore romano)

 

pope benedict xvi arrives to celebrate mass at bicentennial park in silao, mexico, march 25. (cns photo/l'osservatore romano)

 

pope benedict xvi greets mexican president felipe calderon and first lady margarita zavala during mass at bicentennial park in silao, mexico, march 25. (cns photo/l'osservatore romano)

 

men carry an icon of christ to be presented to pope benedict xvi during mass at bicentennial park in silao, mexico, march 25. (cns photo/paul haring)

 

pope benedict xvi arrives in the popemobile to antonio maceo revolution square for an outdoor mass in santiago de cuba, cuba, march 26. (cns photo/paul haring)

 

the sun sets as pope benedict xvi celebrates mass in antonio maceo revolution square in santiago de cuba, cuba, march 26. celebrating the outdoor service on his first day in cuba, the pope acknowledged the struggles of the country's catholics after half a century of communism. (cns photo/paul haring)

 

a young woman reads a booklet as she waits for pope benedict xvi to celebrate mass at antonio maceo revolution square in santiago de cuba, cuba, march 26. (cns photo/alessia giuliani, catholic press photo)

 

cuba's president raul castro greets pope benedict xvi as the pope arrives in santiago de cuba from mexico march 26. the pope was beginning a three-day visit on the communist island. (cns photo/paul haring)

 

A golden rose presented the previous day by Pope Benedict XVI sits next to a statue of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre in the church dedicated to her in Cuba March 27. (CNS photo/Esteban Felix, pool via Reuters)

 

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