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The Pope addresses young people on Copacabana Beach (AP)

‘Faith accomplishes a revolution in us,’ Holy Father tells pilgrims

Pope greets young pilgrims at vast gathering in Rio

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 a Brazilian shanty town (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”

Daily readings: July 28 – August 3

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Gn 18:20-32; Ps 138; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 (Year C)

A statue of Germanus in the Église Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois in Paris

St Germanus of Auxerre (August 3) led the Britons in a victory against Saxon raiders