Mecca -

Our Lady of Guadalupe church in Mecca, or at least a photo of it,  has been blessed by Pope Francis.

The church is under construction and is expected to be completed by the end of November.

Father Howard Lincoln of Sacred Heart in Palm Desert recently traveled to the Vatican to attend a Papal audience and says someone who works with Pope Francis suggested having a photo of the church blessed.

During construction, worshippers have been attending mass in a tent like structure.

As for meeting the Pope, Father Lincoln says he was impressed when Pope Francis left the meeting in a small Ford Focus.