Pope begins visit to Chile and Peru

SANTIAGO (Agencies):  On his fourth trip to South America, Pope Francis touched down in Santiago, Chile, on January 15, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Chile and Peru, where he will take his message of hope to people on the margins of society, CNS reported.
 
Pope Francis was greeted by outgoing Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, and a young Chilean girl. He told the crowd he was happy to be in Chile and he blessed the workers at the airport before being transported to the papal nunciature, where he will stay while he is in the country.
 
Speaking to government authorities and members of Chile’s diplomatic corps at La Moneda Palace, the presidential residence, Pope Francis commended the growth of democracy in the...