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A pilgrim prays in the early morning after the vigil (AP)

Miguel Cullen writes about his Saturday night spent on Copacabana Beach.

Protesters scuffle with police at Copacabana Beach (AP)

Despite the political protests in Rio one cannot escape the atmosphere of joy and holiness

The Way of the Cross on Copacabana Beach (AP)

This World Youth Day we will ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from Argentina inside Rio cathedral yesterday (CNS)

Miguel Cullen has just arrived in Rio and writes about his first impressions of World Youth Day 2013

Pope Francis with Rio police: the battke against drugs is a huge burden on authorities (AP Photo)

No Catholic should contradict the Pope, but drug legalisation would save lives

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby son

Kate and William would set a wonderful example by having a big family

The Pope's official Twitter account, @Pontifex

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Pilgrims cheer during the World Youth Day opening ceremony

The pilgrims’ spirits are high in Rio despite the rain

An American university has carried out research into the cost of weddings and the success of marriages (AP Photo)

It’s time we considered adopting the French system

Pope Francis kisses baby while greeting crowd of faithful in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

The hashtag #papa has even overtaken the Royal baby as a hot topic on Twitter