Latin America is the “continent of hope”! ...She hopes in new ways of development which combine traditional Christianity and civil progress, justice and equity with reconciliation, scientific development and technology with human wisdom. Fruitful suffering with joyful hope. We can protect this hope only with great amounts of truth and mercy, the basis for all realities and revolutionary engines of an authentically new life.
-Pope Francis, from the Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 12/12/14