A 10-hour procession celebrates the 'Blue Virgin,' more formally known as Paraguay’s 'Lady of Caacupe.' Last year, the Mass was led by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now the pope.
Rodrigo Abd, Associated Press /
December 12, 2013
Thousands of Paraguayan immigrants living along the polluted Riachuelo river in Argentina's capital celebrate their "Blue Virgin" every year with a grueling but joyful 10-hour procession that winds through every corner of their slum. Last year, their feast day's Mass was led by none other than Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has since become their beloved "slum pope."