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Honoring the anniversary of the papal visit

Pope Francis

It's been one year since the Pope Francis gave a mass to hundreds of thousands of people in the borderland.

On Friday evening, there will be a celebration in honor of the anniversary.

Juarez, Mexico was graced with his presence on a sunny February day.

People lined the roads on his journey to the altar in hopes of a glimpse or even a blessing.

Some said Catholic communities in El Paso and Juarez have strengthened.

And on the day of his visit, the pope brought a faith without barriers in this region.

There were also people who said the visit couldn't have come at a better time for the city with over a decade of violence.

On Friday evening, the Diocese of El Paso will celebrate the anniversary of Pope Francis' visit to the Borderland.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at st. Pius X Parish.

There will be a Mass in the church followed by a concert.

A dinner celebration will follow in the parish hall.

The Mass and concert are free to the public.

Tickets to the dinner are $50 per person.

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