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Pope Francis arrives for the vigil at Copacabana Beach (AP)

Holy Father stresses need for ‘prayer, sacraments and helping others’

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rio cathedral (CNS)

‘Have the courage to go against the tide,’ Pontiff urges priests, religious and seminarians

A dramatisation of the Way of the Cross in Rio last night  (AP)

We can place all our trust in God’s love, says Pope

Pope Francis kisses the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida (AP)

Pope Francis is visibly moved by visit to Brazil’s national Marian shrine

Pope Francis waves inside the plane bound for Rio this morning (AP)

Pontiff tells reporters onboard plane: ‘I enjoy your company’

The Vatican's outgoing Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone with Pope Francis (CNS)

Road accident claims the life of 21-year-old French woman

Pope Francis (AP)

Trip to Brazil will be “a bit of an adventure,” says Vatican

Mgr Scarano (Photo: PA)

Vatican initiates investigation criminal investigation into how he used the accounts

Pope Francis (AP)

Laws on child abuse and terrorism funding tightened from September

Pope Francis embraces   Benedict XVI  before the consecration ceremony in the Vatican gardens (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff recites prayers to consecrate Vatican City to St Joseph and St Michael the Archangel