Guatemala City, Guatemala - Republic of
POPE JOHN PAUL II PRAYS DURING MASS.
Pope John Paul II prays during a mass in Guatemala City July 30, 2002.
Pope John Paul II defended the rights of Central America's native
peoples and poor on Tuesday, saying they had every right to live in
justice and peace and see respect for their cultures. The pope, on the
penultimate step of his 11-day tour, looked somewhat tired but spoke in
a mostly strong voice to an ecstatic crowd of some 500,000 at a
sprawling horse-racing track in Guatemala's capital.