Hours before Pope Francis arrives in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, thousands are already waiting in the Samanes Park Francis has planned a large open-air Mass on Monday in Guayaquil and then one in Quito the next day. Francis spent a minute praying at the shrine beneath a large painting of Jesus. The pope told the crowd he would pray for them. The visit by Francis is just the second by a pope to Ecuador after the moment when Pope John Paul II was here in 1985. Between many coments of this visit, a pastor, Luis Miguel Hernández, 28, said Francis’ arrival in Ecuador could be a sign that a biblical prophecy of the end of the world was at hand. On Wednesday Pope Francis will travel to Bolivia.