EL PASO, Texas – People have begun walking from the West Texas city of El Paso to Juarez, Mexico, where Pope Francis is holding a large outdoor Mass to cap his visit to the country.
A steady stream of pedestrians walked across the Bridge of the Americas on Wednesday morning from El Paso into Juarez. Volunteers from the Catholic Diocese handed out free water bottles to those crossing the bridge.
Luis Trillo was among the pedestrians despite pain from arthritis in his legs. He said he's excited to hear the pope's blessing at the afternoon Mass.
Another of those walking, Maria Hermosillo, says she looks forward to being "in the presence of the spirit that the pope has."