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It has rained heavily in Rio since the Pope arrived on Monday (AP)

Closing vigil and Mass will now take place on Copacabana Beach

Pope Francis waves an Argentine flag outside Rio cathedral (AP)

Pontiff urges youngsters to resist exclusion from society

Pope Francis waves to residents of the Varginha slum (AP)

Holy Father says: ‘You are not alone, the Church is with you, the Pope is with you’

Residents of Varginha welcome the Pope's arrival (AP)

‘Never tire of working for a more just world,” says Pontiff

Palestinians at the separation barrier with Israel (Photo: PA)

Bishops say discussions on Israel-Palestine conflict were “timely and challenging”

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope address staff and patients at Rio hosptial

Sarah Teather MP (Photo: PA)

Sarah Teather accuses Government of splitting up families with visa policy

Festivities have been cancelled after the tragedy (AP Photo)

Spain’s worst train disaster in decades on the eve of the feast of St James

Pope Francis greets a young man as he meets patients, family and staff at St Francis of Assisi Hospital in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff offers drug users an embrace and a challenge in speech

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

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