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  •  - A family of Cuban Catholics light a candle during Sunday mass in the sanctuary to Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, in El Cobre village

    A family of Cuban Catholics light a candle during Sunday mass in the sanctuary to Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, in El Cobre village

    Posted: 3/25/2012 12:44:27 PM EST
    A family of Cuban Catholics light a candle during Sunday mass in the sanctuary to Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, in El Cobre village March 25, 2012. The icon of the Virgin, revered by Cuba's independence heroes ever since it was discovered floating in a bay by fishermen in 1612, is the centerpiece of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in the country starting on March 26. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - A family of Cuban Catholics light a candle during Sunday mass in the sanctuary to Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, in El Cobre village

    A family of Cuban Catholics light a candle during Sunday mass in the sanctuary to Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, in El Cobre village

    Posted: 3/25/2012 12:40:53 PM EST
    A family of Cuban Catholics light a candle during Sunday mass in the sanctuary to Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, in El Cobre village March 25, 2012. The icon of the Virgin, revered by Cuba's independence heroes ever since it was discovered floating in a bay by fishermen in 1612, is the centerpiece of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in the country starting on March 26. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - A teenager poses for her parents in front of a table of offerings left for the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre in Cuba

    A teenager poses for her parents in front of a table of offerings left for the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre in Cuba

    Posted: 3/25/2012 11:05:04 AM EST
    Teenager Lisette Catanares poses for her parents in the dress she is wearing to celebrate her 15th birthday, in front of a table of offerings that she and many other Cuban Catholics left for the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, the country's patron saint, in a sanctuary in El Cobre village March 25, 2012. The icon of the Virgin, revered by Cuba's independence heroes ever since it was discovered floating in a bay by fishermen in 1612, is the centerpiece of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in the country starting on March 27. REUTERS/Simon Gardner (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/23/2012 4:30:48 PM EST
    Women sweep an area by a field where billboards from a watch company welcome Pope Benedict XVI near the airport in Leon, Mexico, Thursday March 22, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive to Mexico on Friday, a decade after his predecessor's last visit, to a very different country and welcomed by a church that has suffered debilitating setbacks amidst sex abuse scandals and a lower percentage of Mexicans who call themselves Catholics today, compared to a decade ago. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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    Posted: 3/23/2012 9:31:19 AM EST
    FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 11, 2002, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, left, now Pope Benedict XVI, is seen with late Pope John Paul II during mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Devotion still runs high for the pope's predecessor, who honored Mexico by making it his first trip outside the Vatican and coming back four more times. For many Catholics, the March 23-26 papal visit to Mexico is long overdue, given that in seven years as pontiff, Benedict has never visited Mexico where there are more Catholics than any other Spanish-speaking country. The German pontiff known as a staid academic is uncomfortable with Latin America's mix of Catholicism and popular mysticism and its legions of unsanctioned saints. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:55:14 PM EST
    A couple attend mass at a Catholic church near a banner with a photograph of Pope Benedict XVI who will arrive in Mexico on March 23, in Leon, March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:53:27 PM EST
    A person stands in front of a giant statue of Jesus Christ at the Cerro de Cubilete in Silao March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Pope Benedict XVI will hold a service at the Cerro de Cubilete while he visits Mexico from March 23 to 26th. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:51:34 PM EST
    Tourists walk near a giant statue of Jesus Christ at the Cerro de Cubilete in Silao March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Pope Benedict XVI will hold a service at the Cerro de Cubilete while he visits Mexico from March 23 to 26. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION TRAVEL)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:49:47 PM EST
    People stand near a statue of late Pope John Paul II outside a church in Leon March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:13:22 PM EST
    Worshippers attend a prayer in an evangelical church in Leon March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:12:57 PM EST
    Worshippers attend a prayer in an evangelical church in Leon March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:12:43 PM EST
    Worshippers attend a prayer in an evangelical church in Leon March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:12:08 PM EST
    Worshippers attend mass at a Catholic church in Leon March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:11:07 PM EST
    A man begs for money as worshippers attend mass at a Catholic church in Leon March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/21/2012 1:09:26 PM EST
    Worshippers attend a prayer in an evangelical church in Leon March 11, 2012. Over the last decade, the number of Catholics leaving the fold has posted its biggest surge in modern Mexican history as more and more put their faith in evangelical Protestantism or the book of Mormon, or turn away from religion altogether. Picture taken March 11, 2012. To match story MEXICO-POPE/ REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 3/18/2012 9:25:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, is prayed over at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, Texas, after he spoke there. Across all states where Republican primary voters were asked their religion in exit polls, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, trounced Santorum among Catholics, with an average margin of victory above 20 percentage points. Even in Southern states, where Romney has struggled, Catholics broke his way. Sunday, March 18, overwhelmingly Catholic Puerto Rico is holding its primary. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry, File)
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    Posted: 3/18/2012 9:25:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., bows his head in prayer as he campaigns at a prayer breakfast in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Across all states where Republican primary voters were asked their religion in exit polls, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, trounced Santorum among Catholics, with an average margin of victory above 20 percentage points. Even in Southern states, where Romney has struggled, Catholics broke his way. Sunday, March 18, overwhelmingly Catholic Puerto Rico is holding its primary. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
  •  - Catholics take pictures of a statue of Jesus Nazareno during a procession to mark the second Sunday of Lent, in the streets of Guatemala City

    Catholics take pictures of a statue of Jesus Nazareno during a procession to mark the second Sunday of Lent, in the streets of Guatemala City

    Posted: 3/5/2012 12:00:22 AM EST
    Catholics take pictures of a statue of Jesus Nazareno during a procession to mark the second Sunday of Lent, in the streets of Guatemala City March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - A woman walks away after receiving ashes during the traditional Ash Wednesday service in San Jose

    A woman walks away after receiving ashes during the traditional Ash Wednesday service in San Jose

    Posted: 2/22/2012 3:22:22 PM EST
    A woman walks away after receiving ashes during the traditional Ash Wednesday service at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose February 22, 2012. Wednesday marked the first of the 40-day period of Lent, during which Roman Catholics are called to make some form of sacrifice, usually by fasting for a short period. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - A woman walks into the Metropolitan Cathedral to take part in the traditional Ash Wednesday service in San Jose

    A woman walks into the Metropolitan Cathedral to take part in the traditional Ash Wednesday service in San Jose

    Posted: 2/22/2012 3:20:40 PM EST
    A woman walks into the Metropolitan Cathedral to take part in the traditional Ash Wednesday service in San Jose February 22, 2012. Wednesday marked the first of the 40-day period of Lent, during which Roman Catholics are called to make some form of sacrifice, usually by fasting for a short period. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: RELIGION)


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