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Shelter opens its doors for pilgrims for pope

juarez was once known as the “murder capital of the world” but today… that’s not stopping thousands of americans from pouring into our sister city. the governor of chihuahua says the presence of law enforcement is at an all-time high with more than 5 thousand officers and military members on patrol. with hundreds of thousands of people in juarez right now– not everyone may have a place to stay or sleep. abc-7 reporter denise olivas found a shelter that has opened its doors for pilgrims. she joins us live in juarez with our complete coverage… denise? for those who traveled from other cities, all they want is somewhere to stay the night. a group of parishioners here in juarez is making it their mission to welcome them to the city. this recreation room at san judas tadeo catholic church is typically reserved for martial arts and dance classes– but today it’s a shelter filled with folding chairs, plenty of food mats that will be used for sleep. when we stopped by last night there were a few people taking a nap who traveled from chihuahua city. not too many people late last night when we visited but we’re told dozens were expected overnight: “she says just like the communities of el paso and juarez, we’re all family and we’re here at san judas to receive all pilgrims with love and to make sure they have a pleasant experience” even after the papal mass, they’ll keep the shelter open for those who can’t make it home. / now it’s time to take a

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