1,000 people form Pope Francis' face in welcoming message to Michoacan

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
A thousand people stood in formation to create the face of Pope Francis and a welcoming message during the pontiff's visit to Morelia, Mexico, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.
A thousand people stood in formation to create the face of Pope Francis and a welcoming message during the pontiff's visit to Morelia, Mexico, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.
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MORELIA, Mexico (KABC) -- A thousand people stood in formation to create the face of Pope Francis and a welcoming message during the pontiff's historic visit to Mexico.

The image spelled out "bienvenido a Morelia," which means "welcome to Morelia."

The uplifting image was shot from Francis' vantage point.

In his Tuesday visit to Morelia, Michoacan, known as a hotbed for Mexico's drug trade, Pope Francis urged Mexico's priests to fight injustice as they're surrounded by drug-fueled violence and corruption.