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Missing Mexican Students' Mothers in Philadelphia Hope to Meet Pope

People gathering in Mexico City show their support to parents, relatives and friends of the 43 missing students from a rural teachers college from Ayotzinapa.  (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
People gathering in Mexico City show their support to parents, relatives and friends of the 43 missing students from a rural teachers college from Ayotzinapa. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

A year has passed since 43 college students disappeared in Mexico. Controversy is rising over the details surrounding what happened to the students, with a new report contradicting the Mexican government’s account.

Now, activists have flown five of the students’ mothers to Philadelphia in hopes they can meet with Pope Francis while he’s there.

As Bobby Allyn of Here & Now contributor WHYY in Philadelphia reports, the Pope has called the students’ disappearance a murder and the mothers and activists want him to pressure the Mexican government to take further action on the case.

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