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The release of human rights activist Nestora Salgado Garcia after more than two-and-a-half years of incarceration in Mexico will be marked by a March 26 rally.
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The pope firmly rejected the use of abortion, but said that avoiding pregnancy through contraception is not always evil.
The pope also spoke about the ban on contraception, treatment of bishops who inappropriately handle clergy sex abuse and his impressions of Mexico.
In a homily during a Mass in Juarez, on the other side of El Paso, Texas, the pope begged for a transformation to mercy in the name of the Jubilee Year.