Thousands welcomed the Roman Catholic church's first Latin American pope to Mexico. In the capital, Francis called on the government to crack down on corruption and injustice.
Since Francis became pope in 2013, he has often honored Christians who have suffered for their faith in current times. He emphasized that the latest saints can serve as role models for today's Catholics.
The park will have rides and characters based on Mayan mythology and be built in two phases in the so-called Riviera Maya, a stretch of pristine beaches on Mexico's southeastern coast.
Journalists have marched across Mexico to call for an end to impunity for people who kill reporters. The family of Javier Valdez, who was murdered in May, led Thursday's protests in his home state of Sinaloa.
Aboard his papal plane as hurricanes pummeled parts of the Americas, the Catholic leader said it was "stupid" to deny climate change. He said history would judge world leaders who did not act on advice from scientists.
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