At Lima Mass for 1.3 million, Pope Francis preaches message of hope

Pope Francis took his message of hope to this sprawling, dusty capital of Peru, celebrating Mass within view of the rocky, waterless Andean slopes where most of the city's poorest residents live.

In Chile and Peru, pope to see effects of Latin America's migration

Chile and Peru, the two countries that Pope Francis will visit Jan. 15-21, have recently received thousands of migrants seeking safety and opportunities. 

Pope to hear from indigenous about ministry, land rights in Chile, Peru

Pope Francis' weeklong trip to Chile and Peru in January will take him to two regions where environmental issues and demands for indigenous land rights have led to sometimes-violent conflict.

Pope’s visit to Cartagena to highlight inequality

Latin America has some of the highest income disparities in the world. Tourists flock to the Caribbean city’s beach resorts, which contrast with the poverty in which most of the city’s Afro-Colombian population lives.