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Young artists produce graffiti mural of Pope Francis

A group of artists have painted a graffiti mural with images of Pope Francis on a wall along one of the streets the pontiff will pass during his visit to the Mexican municipality of Ecatepec.

A group of artists have painted the mural ahead of the Pope's February 14 visit. Source: Associated Press

One of the paintings depicts Francis doing graffiti, while other shows him wearing a Mexican hat reading "Viva Mexico."

The mural is painted along a wall along Central Avenue, which the Pope will pass after landing in a helicopter in Ecatepec to hold a Mass.

Yesterday, Mexico state police officers and volunteers participated in a practice drill for Francis' visit next February 14th.

The mural was commissioned by the Culture Department of the state of Mexico with 50 young artists participating.