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Pope Francis urged Mexican bishops Saturday to take on drug trafficking with "prophetic courage," warning that it represents a moral challenge to society and the church. "The magnitude of this phenomenon, the complexity of its causes, its immensity and its scope which devours like a metastasis, and the gravity of the violence which divides with its distorted expressions, do not allow us as Pastors of the Church to hide behind anodyne denunciations," Francis said in a speech in Mexico City's Cathedral. Francis was addressing bishops in a speech at the cathedral after meeting in the nearby National Palace with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and riding in his popemobile around the historic Zocalo square.
France coach Guy Noves hailed his side's "ferocious will" after they held on to edge two-time defending Six Nations champions Ireland 10-9 on Saturday to make it two wins from two outings. Jonathan Sexton kicked three first-half penalties to one from Jules Plisson and France looked nowhere near a threat to the Irish for the first hour of the match at a packed Stade de France.