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Pope's 2nd full day in Ecuador to include celebrating Mass, meeting with bishops, lay groups

  • Pope Francis blesses the faithful gathered at independence square in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. After a Mass in the port city of Guayaquil where hundreds of thousands listened to Pope Francis, he returned to the capital city of Quito, where he met with President Rafael Correa. Francis is making his first visit as pope to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. He travels to three South American nations, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Pope Francis blesses the faithful gathered at independence square in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. After a Mass in the port city of Guayaquil where hundreds of thousands listened to Pope Francis, he returned to the capital city of Quito, where he met with President Rafael Correa. Francis is making his first visit as pope to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. He travels to three South American nations, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)  (The Associated Press)

  • People sing at Independence square, while they wait for the Pope's arrival to the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Pope Francis is making his first visit to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. He travels to three South American nations, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Ana Buitron)

    People sing at Independence square, while they wait for the Pope's arrival to the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Pope Francis is making his first visit to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. He travels to three South American nations, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Ana Buitron)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis, center, prays outside Quito's Cathedral, in Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Pontiff is making his first visit as pope to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. He travels to three South American nations, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope Francis, center, prays outside Quito's Cathedral, in Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Pontiff is making his first visit as pope to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. He travels to three South American nations, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:

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8:27 a.m.

Pope Francis is beginning the second full day of his South American tour. The 78-year-old pontiff is set to meet with Ecuadorean bishops in Quito before celebrating Mass at the city's Bicentennial Park, a large green space in the area of a former airport.

In the afternoon, he'll address leaders of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador before doing the same with civil society groups in the early evening.

Then later at night, he'll make a private visit to the Church of the Society of Jesus, known locally as Iglesia de la Compania. The Jesuit church is one of the oldest and most known in Ecuador. It houses a painting of the Virgin Mary that was said to shed tears in 1906.