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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Roman Catholic image of the Christ child popular in Latin America and the southwestern United States is the subject of a New Mexico exhibit.

The New Mexico State University Museum is scheduled Wednesday to unveil its exhibit on “El Santo Niño de Atocha” — a figure widely seen as a protector of children, prisoners, immigrants, poor workers and the seriously ill.

Organizers say they hope the exhibit will show Santo Niño de Atocha’s importance to the communities in the borderlands.

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The exhibit will feature numerous photographs of the Santo Niño from churches in El Paso, Texas, and in Chimayo, New Mexico.

It will be on display until spring 2020.

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