El Paso leaders approve plans for Pope visit to #Texas /#Mexico border

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Declaring it an “unparalleled high profile event,” the El Paso City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a set of plans for Pope Francis’ visit to neighboring Ciudad Juárez.Leaders say the pope’s visit to Juárez at the end of a five-day tour of Mexico will draw hundreds of thousands to both cities.El Paso’s plans include closing a portion of a major border highway, several downtown neighborhoods and city government for the day. The city estimates this will cost nearly $1 million in city services, salaries and equipment. At least two El Paso school districts are also closing the day of the visit, scheduled for Feb. 17.

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