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>> pelley: tonight, pope francis arrives in mexico, home to nearly 100 million catholics. manuel bojorquez is following the pilgrimage. >> reporter: at mexico city's main square, the zocalo, preparations are under way. found of catholics will try to catch a glimpse of the man many reverals the people's pope. >> this pope is completely different. >> reporter: jessenia acuna and her friend bradley treasure came from
west palm beach, florida. so he appeals to someone like you. >> yes. >> reporter: his message does. >> yes. >> reporter: what about it specifically? >> acceptance and love.
>> reporter: and reconciliation. he first stopped in cuba to meet with the patriarch of the russian orthodox church which split with the vatican nearly 1,000 years ago. aboard the plane, the pope emphasized his mission in mexico to try to heal a country, which has lost an estimated 100,000 people in a vicious drug war over the last decade and to highlight the plight of migrant by traveling from southern mexico, where many start their journey, and ending with a symbolic mass at the u.s.-mexico border. the pope's first mass here in mexico city
will be tomorrow. scott, his visit is also meant to reinvigerate catholics here where it's estimated the number of people raised catholic and still practicing has dropped nearly 10%. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez in the mexicanical capital for us. manuel, thank you.
next. . >> pelley: life's precious moments are stored in our mind, but that wasn't quite good enough for the unforgettable man that steve hartman met "on the road." >> reporter: around starkville, mississippi, retired mail carrier charles evans is known most low for his questionable taste in lawn furnishings. undeniably beautiful. >> the man with the plan. >> reporter: charles met his wife, louise, back in 1949. >> when you looked at her, it >> reporter: really! >> i guess it's love. >> reporter: to charles, true
stop it. >> that's a big four-letter word. >> reporter: nothing. >> straighten it out. >> reporter: which is why after she died in 2011, after 60 years of marriage, he decided a grave marker wasn't enough, that their love deserved more than a monument. what they are love needed was a museum. and so, in a little outbuilding behind his house, charles evans built just that. >> this is our memorabilia area. >> reporter: inside, he's got the shoed shine stand he was work at when he met perhelp he's got all the music they used to dance to. and he's got four walls packed solid with pictures, documenting every significant occasion. >> and this was where we went out to lunch. >> reporter: and most every insignificant occasion. >> this was her laughing with food in her mouth. >> reporter: needless to say, he doesn't get a whole lot of visitors, which is fine by charles.
>> reporter: in fact, you get the sense he almost enjoys his alone time more. on slow days, he slow dances with louise. >> i guess i'm trying to relive our life, would you think? >> reporter: maybe. >> i don't know. it's-- it's so hard to explain, you know. but it's not a suffering memory. it's a beautiful memory, you know. >> reporter: sometimes, people try to tell charles to move on, but in his mind, why would you want to make a bunch of new memories when the old ones are still so good? >> yeah, she was lovely. >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road," in starkville, mississippi. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. remember, the republican debate tomorrow evening at 9:00 eastern here on cbs and i'll see you