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On the outskirts of Asunción, Paraguay's poor ready for pope's visit
The visit by Francis, who has put aiding the poor at the center of his church's mission, is raising hopes for many of the Roman Catholic faithful whose lives of abject poverty will get a rare moment in the spotlight.
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In this June 4, 2015 photo, meat plant workers wash cattle at a meat packing plant in the Tablada Nueva neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. The meat industry is the biggest in this area, and the second major export industry for the country. Many of the workers here live in the nearby Banado Norte neighborhood which Pope Francis will visit in July. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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In this June 4, 2015 photo, meat processing workers Mauro Servin, left, and Luis Lopez load meat on a truck in the Tablada Nueva neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. The meat industry is the biggest in this area, and the second major export industry for the country. Many of the workers live in the nearby Banado Norte neighborhood which Pope Francis will visit in July. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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In this May 29, 2015 photo, Paulina Palacios-Espinola does homework outside her family's home in the Banado Norte neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. Paulina, 12, doesn't have her own room inside her family's small, wooden shack and prefers to use the family's table outdoors. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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In this June 2, 2015 photo, a dog begs for food from lime factory workers taking a break to eat in the Banado Norte neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay, an area Pope Francis will visit in July. In Paraguay, Ecuador and Bolivia, the pope will spend time in places rarely, if ever, seen by tourists. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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In this May 30, 2015 photo, Felix Portillo and Maria Josefina Chamorro pray the rosary together inside the San Juan Baptist Chapel, where Pope Francis is expected to visit in the Banado Norte neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. They belong to the "Legionarios de la Virgen Maria" charity group that meets every Saturday to pray the rosary. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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In this June 1, 2015 photo, Ruben Dario Morales sells clothing and food from a store he runs out of his home in the Banado Norte neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. The San Juan Baptist Chapel is just a few blocks from Morales' residence where Pope Francis is expected to visit in July. The vendor said it's a blessing the pope is coming to his neighborhood. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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In the June 10, 2015 photo, Jesuit priest Guillermo Lebron, known by residents as Padre Lalo, plays guitar as he celebrates Mass at the Sagrada Familia church in the poor Tablada Nueva neighborhood in Asuncion, Paraguay. The July visit by Pope Francis, who has put aiding the poor at the center of the churchs mission, is raising hopes for many of the Catholic faithful whose lives of abject poverty will get a rare moment in the spotlight. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

On the outskirts of Asunción, Paraguay's poor ready for pope's visit

The visit by Francis, who has put aiding the poor at the center of his church's mission, is raising hopes for many of the Roman Catholic faithful whose lives of abject poverty will get a rare moment in the spotlight.

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