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.

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.

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