A U.S. deportee fashioned the rough-hewn altar for Pope Francis’ cross-border Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times)
FEBRUARY 14, 2015 3:00 AM
REPORTING FROM CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
A deportee fashioned the rough-hewn altar for Pope Francis’ cross-border Mass next week, a stonemason born here but raised in Texas who hopes to one day rejoin his three children and other family in the U.S.
On Saturday, as Pedro Campos prepared to transport the massive granite slabs he had chiseled from his workshop, across from the Jardines Eternos cemetery, to the old fairgrounds, he was thinking about his future, but also his past.