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Pope Francis ends Latin America tour with giant Mass

From BBC - January 21, 2018

Pope Francis has celebrated an open-air Mass for more than a million people in the Peruvian capital, Lima at the end of his South American tour.

Earlier on Sunday, he warned that the region was in a deep crisis because of corruption.

The Pope said described politics as "more sick than well".

He also highlighted the fact that three recent Peruvian presidents have been jailed or charged with corruption.

In the final hours of his six-day visit to Chile and Peru, he pointed to the impact of Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company that has admitted paying billions of dollars in bribes to politicians across the region.

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