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QUITO, Ecuador – Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:
Hours before Pope Francis arrives in Ecuador's port city of Guayaquil, thousands are already waiting in the Samanes Park where the pope is expected to celebrate Mass with up to 1 million people.
Guillermina Aveiga Davila, a 90-year-old retired accountant, says she arrived in the middle of the night. She traveled from Chone, about 104 miles (167 kilometers) north of Guayaquil.
"This is the first time I'll be able to see a pope," said Davila, accompanied be five family members.
Vicente Huilcatoma Montes, a 47-year-old school bus driver, says he arrived at 5 p.m. on Sunday to make sure he found a good spot close to the front. He says he walked 25 miles (40 kilometers) with a procession from the southern part of Guayaquil to the park, which is in the far northern part of the city.
"I'm tired, hungry and I haven't slept but I feel such emotion and joy in my heart," he said.