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Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to Eucuado, Bolivia and Paraguay. 

On Sunday, Pope Francis has an Apostolic Visit to Ecuador - July 5-8, Bolivia - July 8-10, and Paraguay - July 10-12. This is the second time Pope Francis visits South America.

Coming from Argentina and the first Pope from Latin America, this visit is like coming home for Pope Francis.  With the vision of the Church of the poor and for the poor, Pope Francis chooses some the poorest places and yet most environmentally rich countries of his native continent.


Pope Francis bring his message of a Church in transformation to a region that contains nearly four out of ten of the world's Roman Catholic. But there is a reality that has seen many Catholics leave the Church and join Protestant denominations in recent years.